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Reference Q/A
Held by Kent History and Library Centre
Creators Canterbury Quarter Sessional Division, c 1350-1797; Maidstone Quarter Sessional Division, c 1350-1797; Kent Court of Quarter Sessions, 1797-1814; Kent Court of Annual General Session, 1814-1971



COURT IN SESSION  Q/S  [n.d.]

Sessions Rolls  Q/SR  1596-1605

Contents:
Among the Quarter Sessions records, four engrossed sessions rolls [Q/SR/1-4] are extant covering the years 1600-1604. These contain proceedings for both East and West Kent Quarter Sessions during the period, together with four "special sessions" and they record both judicial and administrative business. As well as giving the indictments brought at each sessions, in many instances the process arising from the indictments and the subsequent determination of the cases at a later sessions is also recorded, sometimes within the body of the text, sometimes in the form of brief marginal notes or in a mixture of the two. It is thus possible to reconstruct the actual business dealt with at various sessions in a way which is not possible from the main series of records for later dates, the files of indictments and the administrative order books.
A further engrossed sessions roll [QM/SR/1 and Q/SR/5] similar to the one mentioned above was found at Maidstone Museum among Maidstone Borough Records and this was transferred to the County Council. It covers two sessions in 1604-5.
Also found at Maidstone Museum were original indictments, recognizances, depositions and other papers for the period 1595-1618, which thus provide many of the original documents from which the engrossed records must have been compiled and can be compared with them. A separate detailed list of these has been made.
A further engrossed roll [Q/SRg] has survived dated 1596-98, 1605. This records judicial matters only and is for a series of ten sittings headed "Gaol Delivery" dealing with criminal cases including some more serious felonies not normally coming before the justices of the peace at this date but reserved for the Assizes Judges. Sittings held at both Canterbury and Maidstone are recorded and both the gaols at Maidstone and at Canterbury are being delivered, the latter at sittings held at both Canterbury and Maidstone.
The justices of the peace holding these "gaol deliveries" are those normally attending Quarter Sessions and many of the sittings recorded are on dates close to the dates of Quarter Sessions, though one is for a mid-December date which coincides with neither Quarter Sessions or Assizes. The number of cases dealt with at any hearing was small, sometimes only one or two, five or six, rising on occasions to ten to thirteen.
It is possible that pressure of business at Assizes or overcrowding in the gaols led to the justices of the peace being specially commissioned to hold these "gaol deliveries". This is known to have happened in Essex in the late sixteenth century but no specific evidence to prove that this is the case in Kent has so far come to light.
In making up the roll [Q/SRg] of eight membranes, m. 5, giving the proceedings held in January 1598/9 was placed before the membranes recording the proceedings for April, July, September and December 1598 and the one case dealt with in January 1604/5 is recorded on a space on m. 2. In the calendar the entries have been arranged in chronological not membrane order.
Some of the original indictments, recognizances and depositions for cases on the gaol delivery roll are to be found among the records transferred from Maidstone Museum.
List of Sessions
Q/SRg 20th July, 1596 Canterbury Gaol Delivery
Q/SRg 7th January, 1596/7 Maidstone Gaol Delivery
Q/SRg 11th January [1596/7] Canterbury Gaol Delivery
Q/SRg 27th September, 1597 Maidstone Gaol Delivery
Q/SRg [? January, 1597/8] Canterbury Gaol Delivery
Q/SRg 25th April, 1598 Maidstone Gaol Delivery
Q/SRg 25th July, 1598 Canterbury Gaol Delivery
Q/SRg 26th September, 1598 Maidstone Gaol Delivery
Q/SRg 19th December, 1598 Maidstone Gaol Delivery
Q/SRg 10th January, 1604/5 Canterbury Gaol Delivery
Q/SR 1 8th January, 1599/1600 Canterbury Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 1 1st April, 1600 Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 1 16th May, 1600 Maidstone Special Sessions
Q/SR 1 22nd July, 1600 Canterbury Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 1 23rd September, 1600 Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 1 8th January, 1600/1 Maidstone Special Sessions
Q/SR 2 13th January, 1600/1 Canterbury Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 2 21st April, 1601 Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 2 21st July, 1601 Canterbury Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 2 22nd September, 1601 Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 3 12th January, 1601/2 Canterbury Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 3 13th April, 1602 Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 3 20th July, 1602 Canterbury Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 3 22nd September, 1602 Canterbury Special Sessions
Q/SR 3 28th September, 1602 Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 3 11th January, 1602/3 Canterbury Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 3 20th January, 1602/3 Maidstone Special Sessions
Q/SR 4 3rd May, 1603 Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 4 19th July, 1603 Canterbury Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 4 27th September, 1603 Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 4 10th January, 1603/4 Canterbury Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 4 17th April, 1604 Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Q/SR 4 24th July, 1604 Canterbury Quarter Sessions
QM/SR 1) 25th September, 1604 Maidstone Quarter Sessions
[Q/SR 5]) 23rd July, 1605 Canterbury Quarter Sessions

Gaol Delivery Roll  Q/SRg  [n.d.]

Gaol Delivery Roll  Q/SRg  1596-1605

20th July, 1596 at Canterbury  [no ref.]  1596

Contents:
Delivery of the gaol at Canterbury Castle, made at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday, the 20th July, 1596, before William Crowmer, Edward Boys, John Boys, Peter Manhood, Mathew Hadd, esquires, and others, justices of the peace.
[1] Thomas Wood of Buckland, labourer, on the 14th July, 1596, broke into and entered the house of John Hill at Buckland and stole three 'Eeles pyes' worth 6d., belonging to John.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[2] The same Thomas on the 16th July, 1596, broke into the house of George Saunders at Buckland about ten o'clock on that day and stole several pieces of linen cloth, viz. a 'shirte' and one pair of 'stockinges' worth 10d., belonging to George.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be whipped.
[3] William Greneland otherwise Greneleas of St. Paul's [Canterbury], labourer, and Richard Cowell of Wye, smith. Both guilty, read as clerks, to be branded on the left hand.

7th January, 1596/7 at Maidstone  Q/SRg/m. 1d  1596/7

Contents:
Delivery of the gaol at Canterbury Castle made at Maidstone on Friday, the 7th January, 1596/7, before Thomas Fludd and John Leveson, knights, William Sedley, Roger Twyssenden, William Lambert, Martin Barnham, Nicholas Gilborne, Henry Cutt, John Rychers, George Ryvers, esquires, and others, justices of the peace.
[1] Helen Coppinger and Frances Mountford, both of St. Georges, Southwark, (co. Surrey), on the 12th September, 1596, broke into and entered the house of Allan Lewes of Detling, labourer, at Detling and stole 7s. 4d. in money of the said Allan found in a cupboard in the said house.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty.
[2] Elizabeth Parry of Strood, spinster, on the 10th October, 1596, stole from the house of John Miller at Frindsbury 'a felte hatte' worth 4s., four 'nekercheifes' worth 2s. and three 'neckingers' worth 3s. the property of Jane Style.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty.
[3] Helen, Frances and Elizabeth separately asked whether they know any reason why they ought not to be put to death, say that they are pregnant and ask for the benefit of their increased wombs. A jury of matrons enquire whether they are pregnant or not and say that they are; therefore judgement is stayed.
[4]
1. Henry Poulter of Otford, labourer,
2. Peter Daniell of Sevenoaks, labourer,
3. John Brooke of Chipstead in Chevening, labourer,
4. James Farmer of Chevening, labourer,
5. John Wylson of Stockbury, labourer,
6. John Morgan of Stockbury, labourer,
7. Thomas Wolsey of Biddenden, labourer,
8. Gabriel Nelson of Maidstone, butcher,
9. Clement Tarpe of Goudhurst, labourer,
10. Lawrence Roffe of Boughton Monchelsea, husbandman,
11. Thomas Hande of East Farleigh, husbandman,
12. Robert Godfrey of East Barming, labourer.
All guilty; read as clerks; to be branded on the left hand.
[5] Lawrence Rolffe of Boughton Monchelsea, husbandman, Thomas Hand and Henry Jurden both of East Farleigh, husbandmen, on the 24th December, 1596, broke into and entered a close of John Culpeper, gentleman, called Barnefield in West Farleigh and stole one sorrel horse worth 40s. belonging to John.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.

7th January, 1596/7 at Maidstone  Q/SRg/m. 2  1596/7

Contents:
[6] Thomas Latter of Ightham, husbandman, on the 22nd October, 1596, broke into and entered a close of William Sutton called Laddestcrofte in Snodland and stole one black horse worth 50s. belonging to William.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[7] John Denman of Tonbridge, labourer, on the 25th November, 1596, about twelve midnight burgled the house of Henry Sexten the said Henry being in the house at Tonbridge and stole 60 pounds of butter worth 26s., 16 pounds of beef worth 12d. and six pounds of 'sewett' [sepi] worth 10d. belonging to the said Henry.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[8] Richard Mayam of Smarden, shoemaker, on the 28th December, 1596, between twelve and one o'clock at night burgled the house of William Hopper at High Halden with the intent of stealing the goods and chattels of the said William and of killing him; he, his son and his family being in the house at the time.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[9] John Wylson, John Morgayn, and William Iles all of Stockbury, labourers, on the 10th December, 1596, broke into and entered the barn of Simon Grynvell of Stockbury, yeoman, at night between three and eight a. m. and stole four measures of wheat worth 12s. belonging to the said Simon.
John Wilson pleads guilty. John Morgan and William Iles plead not guilty. John Morgan guilty. William Iles not guilty and is acquitted.

11th January [1596/7] at Canterbury  Q/SRg/m. 2d  1596/7

Contents:
[Illegible]............ at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday the 11th January [1596/7] before...........? Michael............, William Crowmer, John Boys, ? Edward Boys, esquires,............ [illegible]............. Mathew Hadd, esquire, and others, justices of the peace.
[1] Richard Gregory, labourer and Edward Tanner, carpenter, both of St. Dunstan's, [Canterbury], William Hadman of Ewell, labourer, Edward Berry, yeoman, and Richard Adys, labourer, both of Wincheap, [Canterbury], Mathew Godders of Sandwich, yeoman, Samuel Taddaye, gentleman, and Thomas Man, labourer, both of Longport, on 3rd December, 1506, during the night between the hours of ten and two with swords and sticks and other arms, burgled the house of Ralph Terry at 'Howfeilds' with the intent of plundering the goods and money of the said Ralph and Anne his wife, and insulting and killing them.
Plead not guilty. Guilty. They are to be hanged.
Later before the justices assigned to deliver the gaol at the aforesaid castle, at Rochester on Thursday the 17th February next following [1596/7] came the said Edward Bery and Samuel Toddy. Plead not guilty. Guilty. They are to be hanged.
[2] Alexander Oven of Hoath, [in Reculver], labourer, on the 17th July, 1596, at Hoath, maliciously knew and desired that the Spaniards (who are enemies of our Lady the Queen) would come and invade this realm of England, saying in these English words 'they (meaning the said Spaniards) be long a commynge yt is no matter if they (meaning the said Spaniards) were come and I Would they (meaning the said Spaniards) Were come for the people here (meaning the aforesaid Lady the Queen) be all naught a plague of God light upon them all (meaning the aforesaid Lady the Queen)' against the form of a certain statute making provisions for such occasions and passed in the parliament of our Lady the Queen held at Westminster in 1581.
Pleads not guilty. Verdict guilty of speaking the said words but not of speaking them maliciously.

27th September, 1597, at Maidstone  Q/SRg/m. 3  1597

Contents:
Delivery of the gaol at Canterbury Castle made at Maidstone on Tuesday the 27th September, 1597, before Thomas Fludd, Henry Cutt, knights, Sampson Lennard, William Lamberd, William Crowmer, William Beynham, Richard Twyssenden, George Ryvers and John Richers, esquires and others, justices of the peace.
[1] Gilbert Perrigo with Henry Broman both of Hadlow, labourers, on the 17th August, 1597, stole two geese and a duck worth 2s. the property of Robert Lowdwell, at Hadlow.
Gilbert pleads not guilty. Guilty. The jury say that the geese and duck are worth 4s. Gilbert to be whipped.
[2] Katherine Edmunds of Brenchley, spinster, on the 5th April, 1597, broke into and entered the house of Edward Caley at Lamberhurst and stole 'a bushell of Oaten Malt' worth 10d. belonging to Edward.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be whipped.
[3] Thomas Collyson of Sutton 'Vallans', labourer, on the 28th August, 1597, stole 'three sheafes of Wheate' worth 10d. belonging to Stephen Norton, gentleman, at Chart-next-Sutton Valence.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be whipped.
[4] William Hawkes of Tonbridge, husbandman, on the 11th September, 1597, broke into and entered the close of Ralph Gardener at Capel next Tunbridge and stole one pig worth 2s. 4d. belonging to Richard.
Pleads not guilty. To be whipped.
[5] Therefore it follows that the aforesaid Gilbert, Katherine, Thomas and William be whipped.
[6] Thomas Hawe of East Sutton, labourer,
Edward Smyth of the same, labourer,
Francis Baptyst of Maidstone, labourer,
Michael Sudger of the same, labourer,
Richard Smyth of Appledore, labourer.
All guilty and read as clerks, to be branded on the left hand.

? January, 1597/8, at Canterbury  Q/SRg/m.3d.  1597/8

Contents:
Delivery of the gaol at Canterbury Castle at Canterbury......... [illegible].......... before................ William Crowmer............., [ ] Boys, esquires and others, justices of the peace.
[1] Edward Osland of Barham, labourer, on the 12th September, 1597, at about 11 a. m., broke into and entered the house of Reginald Smyth of Barham, labourer, and stole three pairs of sheets worth 3s., a table cloth worth 12d., six table napkins worth 3s., two 'pyllowbers' worth 2s., one gown worth 20s., one cap worth 4s. and 8s. in money, belonging to Reginald.
Pleads guilty.
[Marginal note:] to remain in prison.
[2] Simon Munford of St. Dunstan's without the walls, labourer, on the last day of July, 1597, about 11 a. m., broke into and entered the house of John Claygate at Boughton under Blean and stole one hood worth 40s., 'a paire of stockinges' worth 2s., two hats worth 10s., 'a Woemans neckinger' worth 2s., and 'three woemens kerchers' worth 3s., the property of John Claygate.
Pleads guilty. He is to be hanged. But afterwards the justices ordered that he should be kept in the prison until his death. Therefore he is remitted.
[Marginal note:] remitted.
[3] Simon Munford of Preston, labourer, held on the 1st April, 1596, at Preston, by Richard Joyner of Preston next Wingham, yeoman, lately constable for the hundred of Preston, on suspicion of taking 'a busshell of wheate' worth 5s., the property of Michael Huffam at 'Sturmould', was firmly and securely fettered in the stocks at Preston, about 11 o'clock in the night, and broke out of the said stocks and the custody of the said constable.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. [As in previous entry.]
[4] Dionisius White of Boughton under Blean, labourer, on the 14th December, 1597, at Boughton aforesaid, made an attack on a certain Harman Buckhold, on the highway called Boughton Hill, insulting him and injuring him so that his life was in danger, and stealing 20s. in money, 'a golde ringe' worth 40s., a cloak worth £3, 'a hatt' worth 6s., 'a knyfe' worth 13s., 'a rapier' worth 10s., 'a bonde of Cambricke' worth 6s., and 'a nighte capp' worth 10s., the property of Harman Buckhold and taken from his person.
Pleads guilty. He is to be hanged.
[Note added]: The rest of this sessions on the roll next following.

? January, 1597/8, at Canterbury  Q/SRg/m.4  1597/8

Contents:
[5] Edward Farnham of Lenham, shoemaker, on the 18th September, 1597, broke into and entered the house of Henry Atkynson of 'Druksted' in the parish of Waltham, yeoman, between 1 p. m. and 4 p. m. and stole one sword worth 10s., 'a payer of Holland sheetes' worth 20s., 'a dyoper table cloth' worth 10s., 'a dyoper towell' worth 12d., 'a paier of flaxen sheetes' worth 13s., and one cloak worth 14s., the property of Henry in his house.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[6] John Hurlock of Bethersden, blacksmith, on the 10th October, 1597, broke into and entered the close of John Fosten at Bethersden, and stole a mare coloured black, worth five marks, the property of John Fosten.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[7] John Spratt of Halden on the 18th November, 1597, broke into and entered the shop of Thomas Borne at Hothfield about the hour of eight a. m. and stole one pound of wool worth 10d., the property of Thomas Borne.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[8] Nicholus Brett of Whitstable, labourer, on the 20th December, 1597, stole 'halfe a sheepe' worth 10d., the property of a certain unknown man at Whitstable.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[9] Thomas Brotherton of Whitstable, labourer, on the 20th December, 1597, stole 'halfe a sheepe' worth 10d., the property of a certain unknown man at Whitstable.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[Note added]: More of this sessions on the back.
[10] Daniel Cheeseman of Nackington, labourer, Robert Beste of Smarden, labourer, John Smyth of Elham, labourer, Thomas Hawle of Woodnesborough, labourer, Thomas Woode of the same, labourer, William Lewes of St. Pauls without the walls of Canterbury, labourer.
All guilty and read as clerks, to be branded on the left hand.
[11] Simon Russell of Elham, labourer, with William Nicholas of Nonington, weaver, on the 13th October, 1597, stole two young bullocks and one young cow worth £4, the property of Henry Watson at Liminge.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty.
[Marginal note]: To be kept in prison.

25th April, 1598, at Maidstone  Q/SRg/m 6  1598

Contents:
Delivery of the gaol at Maidstone made at Maidstone on Tuesday the 25th April, 1598, before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson, knights, William Sedley, John Richers, Lawrence Wasshington, esquires, and others, justices of the peace.
[1] Ellen Johnson of Hernehill, spinster, on the 15th March, 1597/8, burgled the house of Lawrence Harris at Hernehill, between 11 p. m. and 12 midnight, the said Lawrence and Agnes his wife being in the house, and stole eight yards of 'sande coloured kersey' worth 16s., five yards of 'sage coloured kersey' worth 15s., six yards of 'white coloured kersey' worth 12s., 'halfe a yarde of brode clothe' worth 3s., four yards of 'three quarter cloth' worth 4s., 'three payre of lased breeches' worth 20s., 'tenne paire of netherstockes' worth 10s., the property of the said Lawrence in the said house.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[2] Andrew Smyth of Penshurst, butcher, on the 20th December, 1597, at night, broke into and entered a barn of Mathew Walcher of Penshurst, yeoman, and stole one measure of oats worth 12d., the property of Walter Woodgate of Chiddingstone, yeoman.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[3] Thomas Harrison of Meopham, labourer, on the 24th April, 1598, between 10 and 11 p. m. in the night burgled the house of James Coghurst of Meopham, husbandman, at Meopham and stole four 'pyllowberes' worth 4s., 'a womans kerchief' worth 2s., and a 'jerkyn' worth 4s., the property of the said James.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.
[4] William Palmer of Gillingham, sawyer, and Richard Haslewood of Stanford le Hope (co. Essex), husbandman, on the 5th April, 1598, between 10 and 12 o'clock in the night burgled the house of Sampson Lyddam of Upchurch, taylor, at Upchurch, the said Sampson and Elizabeth his wife being in the house, and stole ten ells of 'white kersey' worth 20s., two yards of bright red 'broade clothe' [coloris stammell] worth 8s., two yards of 'denshire kersey' worth 6s., and fourteen yards of white 'holme fustian' worth 10s., the property of Sampson.
Plead not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.

25th April, 1598, at Maidstone  Q/SRg/m.6d  1598

Contents:
[5] Frances Holland of Tonbridge, widow, on the 14th March, 1597/8, broke into and entered the close of Walter Kyppinge at Tudeley and stole 'five pigges' worth 20d. the property of the said Walter.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[6] John Smythe, sawyer, and William Walker, both of Maidstone, on 2nd February, 1597/8, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the night burgled the house of John Rowe of Aylesford, yeoman, at Aylesford, John Rowe being in the house at the time, and stole forty pounds of 'Woll' worth 20s. the property of John.
Plead not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[7] John Smyth and William Walker [as above], on 23rd February, 1597/8, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the night, burgled the house of John Rowe of Aylesford, yeoman, at Aylesford, John Rowe being in the house at the time, and stole forty pounds of 'Woll' worth 20s., the property of John Rowe found there.
Judgement as above.
[8] Robert Whatman, John Smyth, William Walker, and Alan Nashe, all of Marden, labourers, on the 18th February, 1597/8, burgled the house of Henry Brooman at Marden, between eleven p. m. and twelve midnight, the said Henry and Joan his wife being in the said house, and stole 'two fleches of Bacon' worth 10s., 'a brasse kettle' worth 2s., 'a brasse pott', worth 12d., 'a warmynge pann' worth 12d., the property of the said Henry.
Plead not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.
[9] Margaret Johnson of Ipswich (co. Suffolk), spinster, on the 9th March, 1597/8, between one and two o'clock in the night, burgled the house of Thomas Cheston of Cobham, at Cobham, and stole two women's gowns worth £7, 'a petticote' worth 20s., three, blanketts, worth 20s., and two hats, worth 20s., the property of the said Thomas.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.

25th April, 1598, at Maidstone  Q/SRg/m. 7  1598

Contents:
[10] Richard Mountagne of Smeeth ["Smeede"], labourer, on the 10th March, 1597/8, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the night, broke into and entered the stable of Thomas Pelland at "Smeede" and stole one gelding price 60s. the property of the said Thomas.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.
[11] Maria Skelton alias Webster of North Cray, spinster, on the 20th March, 1597/8, broke into and entered the house of Edward Coop at North Cray and stole 'a Womans gowne' worth 8s., 'a Womans pettycote' worth 20s., two 'Neckingers' worth 12d., one gold ring worth 14s. and 4s. in money found in three separate purses.
Pleads not guilty. Found guilty. Asked if there was any reason why she should not be put to death, she said that she was pregnant and asks for the benefit of her womb. To be committed to prison while it is established whether she is pregnant or not.
[12] Nicholus Gylman, taylor, John Davies, shoemaker, and John Smyth, labourer, all of Charing, on the 13th April, 1598, in the night between eleven and twelve o'clock burgled the house of Nicholus Willoughby of Charing, taylor, at Charing, Nicholus Willoughby and Jane his wife being in the house, and stole 'a doublett' of 'turft canvas' worth 20s., one pair of drawers called 'venitians' worth 6s., the property of George Payne of Charing, yeoman, in the keeping of the said Nicholus Willoughby, two pairs of drawers called 'venitians' worth 10s., the property of [blank] Larkyn of Charing, yeoman, in the keeping of the said Nicholus Willoughby, 'a blew coate' worth 10s. the property of Fynch Deeringe of Charing, gentleman, in the keeping of the said Nicholus Willoughby, 'a buffyn petticote' worth 5s., the property of Sara Fludd, late of Charing in the keeping of the said Nicholus Willoughby, two 'doublettes of turft canvas' worth 30s., and one pair of stockings worth 2s., the property of the said Nicholus Willoughby. And Agnes Holbroke, and Margaret Berden both of Rochester, spinsters, were indicted for knowing the said Nicholas Gylman, John, and John, and aiding and abetting them in the same felony, by receiving a 'petticote' from them on the 14th April, 1598, at Badlesmere in a certain wood between Badlesmere and Harbledowne.
All plead not guilty. Nicholas Gylman, John and John guilty. To be hanged. Agnes and Margaret not guilty. Acquitted.
[13] Jerman White, labourer, and Joan Lynche, spinster, both of Higham, on the 26th March, 1598, broke into and entered the barn of Anthony Fyssher at Higham between the hours of ten and eleven p. m. and stole three measures of barley worth 3s. the property of the said Anthony.
Jerman pleads guilty, asks for a book, reads as a clerk and is to be branded on the left hand. Joan pleads not guilty. Guilty. Asked if there is any reason why she should not be put to death, she says that she is pregnant and asks for the benefit of her womb. To be kept in prison till it is discovered whether she is pregnant or not.

25th July, 1598, at Canterbury  Q/SRg/m.7d  1598

Contents:
Delivery of the gaol at Canterbury Castle made at Canterbury Castle on the 25th July, 1598, before Thomas Wilsford, Stephen Thornhurst, knights, John Boys, Mathew Hadd, Thomas Palmer, Henry Fynch and Robert Ed[? olphe] esquires and others, justices of the peace.
[1] John Starkey of Allington, labourer, on the 20th March, 1597/8, burgled the house of Thomas Blassenden of Allington, gentleman, at Allington, at night between 11 and 12 o'clock, the said Thomas being in the house, and stole one cloak price 4s., 'a Jerkyn' worth 2s., 'a shirte' worth 2s., 49s. 6d. in money found in one purse, the property of John Carter.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.
[2] Edward Bysshopp of Bethersden, labourer, on the 20th March, 1597/8, at Bethersden, stole two hens worth 10d., the property of Ruben Stonestreete of Bethersden, yeoman.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be whipped.
[3] John Collyns of Great Chart, blacksmith, on the 6th February, 1597/8, stole at Kingsnorth [Kingsnode] 'a ploughsheare' worth 4s., 'a coulter' worth 4d. and 'two Iron pyns' worth 2d. the property of Humfrey Asherst of Kingsnorth, yeoman.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be whipped.
[4] William Congden of Herne, husbandman, on the 24th October, 1597, broke into and entered upon a close of George Ryder of Herne, yeoman, called Mayes at Hearne, and stole 'a Coulter' worth 16d., the property of the said George.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[5] Richard Stacie of Minster in Sheppey, labourer, on the 4th July, 1598, at Minster stole three ells of 'canvas' worth 10d. the property of an unknown man.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.

26th September, 1598, at Maidstone  Q/SRg/m.8  1598

Contents:
Delivery of the gaol at Maidstone made at Maidstone, the 26th September, 1598, before Thomas Fludd and John Leveson, knights, William Lambert, William Sedley, John Richers, Lawrence Wasshington, and Edward Fylmer, esquires and others, justices of the peace.
[1] Edward Stephens, William Leeke, and George Whitlocke, all of Greenhithe, butchers, on the 3rd July, 1598, broke into and entered a close of William Brockman, gentleman, at Lympne and stole two horses, one coloured bay and the other 'whitishe' worth £6, the property of the said William.
Plead not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.
[2] Ralph Legate of Boughton in the Blean, blacksmith, on the 20th August, 1598, broke and entered the close of Thomas Hawkins of Boughton in the Blean, gentleman at Boughton, and stole one gelding coloured sorrell worth £5, the property of John Fynche, gentleman.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.
[3] William Lacy of Halstow, labourer, on the 1st July, 1598, stole from the house of Thomas Woollett at Halstow, two cloaks worth 5s., 'one paire of venetions', two pairs of 'stockinges' worth 2s., one hat worth 12d., and one pair of 'sheres' worth 6d., the property of Thomas Starr.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.
[4] William Carter of Bromley, locksmith, on the 1st August, 1598, at Bromley, stole two 'Nickerchers' worth 6d., 'two kerchers' worth 4d., the property of Agnes Morefeild of Bromley, spinster.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be whipped.
[5] John Pickenden of Pembury, fuller, on the 1st June, 1598, broke into and entered a close of Richard Larkyn at Pembury and stole two lambs worth 10s., the property of the said Richard.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.
[6] Robert Powell of Tonbridge, labourer, on the 21st July, 1598, at Maidstone, stole one hat worth 10d., the property of Henry Woodgate of Maidstone, silk-weaver.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be whipped.
[Note added.] More on the back.

26th September, 1598, at Maidstone  Q/SRg/m.8d  1598

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[7] Nicholas Greene of Godmersham, labourer, and Griffin Hues [?] of [indecipherable] on the 1st August [1598] at Godmersham stole [indecipherable] and one horse coloured [? black] worth [indecipherable] the property of [indecipherable].
Plead not guilty. Nicholas guilty. To be hanged. Griffin not guilty. Acquitted.
[8] Jane Squire of Little [West] Peckham, spinster, on the 23rd July, 1598, at Westerham, broke into and entered the house of Anne Dryver and stole 'two womans petticotes' worth 10d. the property of the said Anne.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be whipped.
[9] Joan Wraight wife of John Wraight of Headcorn, spinster [sic], on the 24th September, 1597, broke into and entered the house of Peter Buckherst of Headcorn, yeoman, between 10 and 11 a. m. and stole 'halfe a bushell of meale' worth 6d., 'a Womans' Smock' worth 3d., and 'two lynnen Apernes' worth 2d., the property of the said Peter.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[10] Mark Morfield of Brenchley, butcher, Richard Fynche of Woolwich, labourer, Robert Parker of the city of Westminster (co. Middx.), labourer.
All guilty and read as clerks, they are to be branded on the left hand.

19th December, 1598 at Maidstone  Q/SRg/m. 5  1598

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Delivery of the gaol at Maidstone made at Maidstone on Tuesday, the 19th December, 1598, before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson, knights, William Sedley, Roger Twissenden, John Rychers, Robert Bossevile, esquires, and others, justices of the peace.
[1] Timothy Merrycke of Hadlow, husbandman, on the 28th October, 1598, stole at Hadlow one 'gray' horse worth £3 13s. 4d. the property of Richard Swanne of Hadlow, yeoman.
[Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.
[2] Leonard Bowden of Leedes, labourer, on the 30th November, 1598, stole at Harrietsham twenty five yards of 'Russett kersey clothe' worth £3 6s. 8d. the property of John Rawnce of Harrietsham, 'sheapeman'.
[Pleads not guilty. Guilty. To be hanged.
[3] Hester Foster of East Malling, spinster, on the 1st December, 1598, at East Malling stole 'a shirt' worth 4d., 'a womans kerchiefe' worth 2d. and two boxes worth 4d., the property of Thomas Wheeler of East Malling, gentleman; and Joan Ray of East Malling, spinster, was indicted for aiding and abetting the said Hester on the 29th November, 1598.
[They plead not guilty. Guilty. To be whipped.
[4] Richard Garrett, taylor, and James Gregory alias Chowinge, husbandman, both of Yalding, on the 1st December, 1598, stole from the house of Ralph Rolfe at Yalding three pounds in money in a purse the property of the said Ralph.
Plead not guilty. Guilty. [Judgement postponed until the next Gaol Delivery added in a different hand. ]
[5] Richard Day of Chart next Sutton Valence, labourer, on the 1st December, 1598, burgled the house of Nicholas Francklyn, gentleman, at Chart between 11 p. m. and 12 midnight, Silvester Francklyn, wife of Nicholas and John Pagett, one of the servants being in the house at the time, and stole three pounds of butter, worth 12d. and 'one loafe of wheaten bread' worth 2d., the property of the said Nicholas.
Pleads not guilty. Guilty. [Almost illegible (?) to be hanged. ]
[Note added]: More of this sessions on the back.

19th December, 1598 at Maidstone  Q/SRg/[m. 5d]  1598

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[6] James Robinson of Goudhurst, husbandman, on the 20th October, 1598, at Goudhurst, stole 'a payre of Wollen stockinges' worth 2s. 6d., and two 'Ruffe bandes' worth 6s. 8d., the property of William Baker of Wadhurst (co. Sussex), yeoman.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.
[7] John Bridghtlynge of Staplehurst, labourer, on the 25th September, 1597, burgled between ten and eleven o'clock in the night, a stable, part of the house of Richard Gawdrey at Marden and stole a saddle worth 2s., one bridle worth 6d., and 'a Sarpler' worth 2s. the property of the said Richard.
Pleads not guilty. Not guilty. Acquitted.

10th January, 1604/5, at Canterbury  Q/SRg/m. 2d. [sic]  1604/5

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Delivery of the gaol at Canterbury Castle made at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday, the 10th January, 1604/5 before Peter Manwood, Moile Fynche, Nicholus Tufton, knights, John Boys, esq., and others justices of the peace.
[1] Sampson Hatche of Bethersden, husbandman, on the 11th of May, 1603, broke into and entered the house of Edward Cheseman of Sevington, husbandman, at Kingsnorth and stole one ram worth 10s. and two wethers worth 10s. and two ewes worth 10s. and two 'Ewe Tigges' worth 10s. the property of the said Edward. And John Barman of Bethersden, husbandman, knowing the said Sampson's felony, on the 12th of May, 1603, aided, abetted and encouraged him at Bethersden and received 'all the sheepe aforesaid'.
They plead not guilty. Sampson guilty, John not guilty, therefore John is acquitted.
And the said Sampson asked if there is any reason why he should not suffer death for the aforesaid felony says he is a clerk and asks for benefit of clergy. This the court grants to him. He reads a book as a clerk. Therefore he is to be branded on the left hand with a white hot iron [cumferro candido]. Branded and delivered.

Sessions Roll  Q/SR/1  1600-01

Session at Canterbury 8th Januray, 1599/1600  Q/SR/1/m.1  1599/1600

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General session of the peace at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday after Epiphany, 8th January, 1599/1600, before Edward Hoby, Michael Sondes and William Lovelace, knights, and John Boys, Edward Boys, Mathew Hadd, Henry Fynche, Richard Sondes, Thomas Peyton, Robert Edolphe, Nicholas Gilbourne, and John Johnson, esqs. and others.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Roger Twisenden, esq. for the attendance at this session of all stewards, bailiffs of liberties, head constables of hundreds, and vills, and sheriff's bailiffs, returned showing names of those present and absent; defaulters' fines assessed at 10s. Certain of the constables, Richard Huffam, John Terrey, Thomas Quayle, Isaac Wessenden, Richard Allen, Robert Rayner, John Elver, John Spencer, Thomas Page, James Croothe, Nicholas Fox, Philip Bence, Ralph Freeman, Robert Allen, Henry Harris, William Binge and William Hubberd, being sworn and charged, present:
1 Nicholas Sterlynge of Hernhill, labourer, between 10th December, 1599, and 7th January, 1599/1600, at Hernhill, without licence has kept a common tippling house, and sold bread, ale and beer.
Writ of venire facias for him to appear at next session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter next [1st April, 1600]. On which day he does not come, sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at the next session here, at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before St. James, apostle [22nd July, 1600] to answer.
[All entries (except 13, 15-17, 21, 27-29) followed by the words Therefore as above
2 William Brompton of Elham, labourer, for a similar offence at the same times at Elham.
3 Henry Maytam of Smeeth, labourer, for a similar offence at the same times at Smeeth.
4 Nicholas Kentsham of the borough of Longport, near and outside Canterbury, labourer, for a similar offence at the same times at Longport.
5 John Shawe of Longport, labourer, for a similar offence at the same times at Longport.
6 William Thompson of Longport, labourer, for a similar offence at the same times at Longport.
[In margin] The said William appeared on 13th January, submitted himself and acknowledged the indictment.
7 Robert Becke of Longport, labourer, for a similar offence at the same times at Longport.
8 Stephen Sayre of Longport, labourer, for a similar offence at the same times at Longport.
9 James Brathwort of Longport, labourer, for a similar offence at the same times at Longport.
10 Thomas Tindall of Westgate, labourer, lately licensed to keep a common alehouse in Westgate, on Sunday, 16th December, 1599, at the time of divine service, and on other Sundays before and after, and also often at night-time, allowed many men, both servants of his, neighbours and others, to drink illegally and to excess in his house at Westgate, to the offence and disturbance of his neighbours.
[In margin] On 22nd July, 1600, he appeared and submitted himself to the favour of the court. Fine assessed at 12d.
11 The inhabitants of Wingham on 3rd January, 1599/1600, had in their custody at Wingham an unknown vagabond and sturdy beggar, whom they released without flogging him or conveying him to the next officer and so to the place of his last dwelling.
[In the hand of the marginal notes] Let inquiry be made who was then constable, and let amerciament be made of him. [At the foot of the membrane in the same hand] They say further that Mathew Ottway was then constable of the hundred of [blank], in which the parish of Wingham was and is.

Session at Canterbury, 8th Janury, 1599/1600  Q/SR/1/m.1d  1599/1600

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12 A wooden bridge in Headcorn, over a stream, on the footpath leading to Maidstone, a market town, and to Biddenden and other parishes, is and has been for the last year in a bad state of repair. The bridge should have been repaired by the inhabitants of Headcorn.
13 John Sutton of All Hallows, Canterbury, yeoman, on 23rd September, 1598, at St. Michael, Harbledown, entered the messuage, orchard, garden and six acres of land which he had demised for a term not yet expired to John Anorecliff and Joan, his wife, and expelled them, contrary to statute of 5 Richard II [cap. VIII]
[In margin] John appeared and submitted himself to the favour of the court. Fine assessed at 2s. 6d. Paid in court.
14 Andrew Kennett of Smeeth, yeoman, and Elizabeth, his wife, and Henry Rawlinge of Smeeth, butcher, on 24th September, 1599, at Smeeth, in a close of pasture of the said Andrew, containing 4 acres, took six oxen and eight steers, belonging to Henry Hart of Sellindge, yeoman, which were doing damage there, and led them towards Aldington with the intention of impounding them in the common pound for the said trespass; and Daniel Kingsford of Sellindge, carpenter, and Mary, his wife, John [blank] of Smeeth, labourer, servant of the said Daniel, and Richard Ellys of Godmersham, blacksmith, at Smeeth on the highway assaulted Andrew Kennett, and Richard Ellys and Mary Kingsford struck him, and they rescued the said cattle and drove them away.
15 Edward Blashenden of Frittenden, husbandman, and John Pett of the same, gentleman, on 7th October, 1599, made a rescue contrary to the warrant of certain justices of the peace. As appears in the bill of indictment at large.
[In margin] Certified in Queen's Bench by the Queen's writ of certiorari emanating from that court.
16 Edward Blashenden, John Wissenden, and Francis Searer of Frittenden, husbandmen, on 14th October, 1599, made a rescue contrary to the warrant of certain justices of the peace. As appears as above.
[In margin] Certified by writ as above.
17 John Pett, gentleman, and Edward Blashenden, husbandman, both of Frittenden, on 4th January, 1599/1600, made a rescue contrary to the warrant of Michael Sondes, knight, justice of the peace. As appears in the bill as before.
[In margin] Certified by writ as above.
18 Edmund Gybbes of Elmstone, gentleman, on 7th October, 1599, at Preston- [next-Wingham] on the highway, assaulted John Phillipps, and beat him on the head with a staff, and broke the skin so that the blood flowed.
19 Richard Butler of Eastry, gentleman, on 26th December, 1599, at Eastry assaulted Richard Robyns.
[In margin] 22nd July, 1600, he submitted himself to the court. Fine assessed at 12d. Therefore discharged.
20 John Pope of Chilham, weaver, and Richard Marche of Chilham, weaver, assaulted Grace Griffin at Chilham.
[In margin] Insufficient for want of day and year. Therefore discharged.

Session at Canterbury, 8th January, 1599/1600  Q/SR/1/m. 2  1599/1600

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21 Philip Masters of Ivychurch, husbandman, since 20th March, 1598/9, at Ivychurch, has been a common barretor and disturber of the peace.
At this session Philip Masters appears, by Herbert Cadman, his attorney, and claims that the indictment is insufficient in law, pleads not guilty, and puts himself on the country. John Webbe, gentleman, Clerk of the Peace, prosecutes. Writ of non omittas quin venire facias to summon a jury at the session at Maidstone on Tuesday after close of Easter [April 1600]. On which day John Webbe and Philip Masters, by his attorney, appear, but none of the jury. Therefore postponed to Tuesday before St. James the apostle next [22nd July 1600] at Canterbury Castle. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day given to John Webbe and Philip Masters.
22 Richard Stayne of Sturry, weaver, on 30th June, 1599, broke and entered the close of William Miller at Westbere, and damaged with a cart the peas growing on two acres of land.
[In margin] 22nd July [1600] he appeared and submitted himself. Fine assessed at 12d. Therefore discharged. Paid in court here.
23 John Marshe of Folkestone, yeoman, on 20th September, 1599, at Swingfield, assaulted John Rolfe.
24 John Northclyffe of Harbledown, labourer, on 14th November, 1599, at Harbledown entered into a close of pasture, containing three acres, occupied by John Sutton of Canterbury, yeoman, and assaulted him.
25 John Northclyffe of Harbledown, labourer, on 14th November, 1599, at Harbledown, on the highway, assaulted John Sutton.
26 Thomas Gray of Bobbing, labourer, and Edward Clemant of Bobbing, labourer, on 8th November, 1599, broke and entered the close of William Tayler at Houtehill in Bobbing, and dug up and carried off 35 cherry trees.
[In margin] Both, being in custody of the sheriff, acknowledge that the indictment is true. Therefore to remain in prison until, etc.
27 Richard Staple of Ash, tailor, on 3rd January, 1599/1600, at Ash, made entry into two messuages and 2½ acres of land, the free tenement of Leonard Sweetinge, and disseized the said Leonard, and has since retained possession.
[In margin] Restitution by the court.

Session at Canterbury, 8th January, 1599/1600  Q/SR/1/m.2d  1599/1600

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28 Richard Robyns of Eastry, yeoman, on 17th December, 1599, at Eastry, in a close of Richard Butler, assaulted him, and hit him on the head with a [?] scythe.
At this session Richard Robyns, by Herbert Cadman, his attorney, appears, and claims that the indictment is insufficient in law, pleads not guilty, and puts himself on the country. John Webbe, Clerk of the Peace, prosecutes. Writ of non omittas....... quin venire facias to summon a jury at the session at Maidstone on Tuesday after close of Easter [1st April, 1600]. Christofer Nevelson of Harbledown, yeoman, and Thomas Wilson of Westgate, fellmonger, become sureties for Richard Robyns in £5 each, and Richard Robyns for himself in £10. At session at Maidstone, Richard Robyns and John Webbe appear but none of the jury. Therefore postponed to Tuesday before St. James the apostle next [22nd July, 1600] at Canterbury. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day given to John Webbe and Richard Robyns.
[In margin] Jury say that he is guilty of the indictment in the record. Fine assessed at 6d.
29 William Higgenson of Brook, labourer, entertained Joan Jynner, and set her on work by the week, being a vagrant, without any covenant by the year, that is 1598, for 30 weeks.
30 Inquisition taken at the General Session at Canterbury Castle, by the oath of Richard Colley, Richard Collard, John Symons, John Stokes, William Wraight, David Bolton, William Hogben, John Impett, John Dunkyn, Sampson Maxsted, Thomas Weekes, William Collinge, Abraham Upton, and Richard Clement, jurors for the hundred of Folkestone, and others, who present that Henry Durbrand of St. Margaret-at-Cliffe, yeoman, between 29th September and 25th December, 1599, being aged 16 or more, did not repair to the parish church of St. Margaret-at-Cliffe or to any other church or usual place of common prayer, but "hath forborne the same' contrary to statute of 1 Elizabeth for uniformity of common prayer, and statute of 23 Elizabeth.
[In margin] The said Henry appeared on 13th January, 1600/1, and conformed himself to frequent church. Therefore discharged.
31 Elizabeth Wilson, wife of [blank] Wilson of St. Margaret-at-Cliffe, between 11th November, 1599, and 8th January, 1599/1600, did not repair to church, as above.
32 A common way called a Shireway in the hundred of Folkestone, leading from Lywood Oke to Canterbury, across lands in tenure of William Munnynge, gentleman, and Valentine Godden, is now obstructed because the said William and Valentine have set up a hedge where a gate has always been, with the intention of blocking the way, and it has so remained for three years.
33 Stephen Boone on [blank] at Newington in the hundred of Folkestone, entered upon a parcel of the highway called the Ham, leading from Prulayne to Hythe, and dug a ditch and set up a hedge in the highway, 40 perches long, and so retains it enclosed.

Session at Canterbury, 8th January, 1599/1600  Q/SR/1/m.3  1599/1600

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34 A highway leading from Bargrove [in Newington] towards Signe [Scene in Hythe] and so towards Hythe, has been in a bad state of repair for the last two years, which highway should have been repaired by the inhabitants of Cheriton and Saltwood.
[In margin] ? January ? Elazar Baker, inhabitant of Cheriton, appeared, and discharged because amerciament...... [obscure]
35 A highway in Stonestreete towards Stowbigwood [Stowting Rough] and Westwood in Lyminge and Stowting, next to land in tenure of Thomas Kempe, esq. and Antony Aucher, esq. is a nuisance because thorns and branches of certain trees and brambles growing in the lands on each side of the road, which cover and overshadow it, so that water falling on the road cannot be dried up by sun and wind, and the road is made muddy and so remains, which thorns and branches should be cut off by the said Thomas and Anthony.
Tipplers Authorized.
[Principals in £10 and sureties in £5 each]
1 Gilbert Holliway of the borough of Staplegate. Sureties: Thomas Wilson of Westgate, glover, and Nicholas Bushby of Staplegate, tailor.
2 Thomas Parker of Sittingbourne. Sureties: Mathew Ockley of Sittingbourne, gentleman, and Thomas Horton of Canterbury, gentleman.
3 Richard Kempster of St. Dunstan near and without Canterbury, brewer. Sureties: John Dunkyn of St. Mildred, Canterbury, gentleman, and John Whallowe of St. Dunstan, yeoman.
4 John Clay of Harbledown, yeoman. Sureties: Christofer Nevelson of Harbledown, drover, and John Tayler of Canterbury, tailor.
5 Margery Smyth of Harbledown, widow. Sureties: John Cocke of Christchurch, Canterbury, yeoman, and Thomas Austyn of Holy Cross or Westgate, beer-brewer.
6 Thomas Webbe of Brabourne. Sureties: Richard Brett of the same, husbandman, and George Stokes of Smeeth, wheelwright.
Badgers Authorized.
1 John Castlocke the younger of the ville and liberty of Faversham, maltster, by Edward Hoby, knight, Michael Sondes, knight, and Mathew Hadd, esq.
2 John Laurence of Faversham, yeoman, by Michael Sondes, knight, Richard Sondes, and Nicholas Gilborne, esqs.
3 Thomas Bradbery of Milton [next-Sittingbourne], yeoman, by Edward Hoby, knight, Michael Sondes, knight, and Richard Sondes, esq.
4 John Blofeild of St. John's, Thanet, gentleman, by William Lovelace, knight, Thomas Peyton and Mathew Hadd, esqs.
5 Thomas Upton of Sittingbourne, yeoman, by Edward Hoby, Michael Sondes, and William Lovelace, knights.
Orders made at the General Sessions of the Peace at Canterbury Castle, 8th January, 1599/1600.
1 Edward Wilford of Tilmanstone, victualler, to keep victualling no longer. Process to be awarded against him for maintaining play at cards and dice in his house on the sabbath days in the time of divine service.
2 Ralphe Chevys of Ickham, mason, to be attached for good behaviour.
3 George Austyn of Mystole [in Chartham] to execute his office of borsholder in borough of Shensford.
4 Joan Gynner of Harrietsham (and before Easter, 1598, of Brook) informed Sir Thomas Fludd, knight, justice of the peace, that Phillipp Bence, John Spillett and Thomas Androwe, parishioners of Brook, did a little before Easter, 1598, threaten her while she was at Brook in the service of William Hyggenson, where she remained by the week for thirty weeks, that if she did not go and dwell elsewhere before Easter, she would be whipped and sent away. Thereupon an order was made at the last sessions at Maidstone that she should be sent to Brook to be provided for there, where she now remains. At this sessions Philipp, John and Thomas come and deny that they threatened her, but say that she left Brook of her own accord before Easter, was later taken wandering, whipped and sent to Harrietsham, where she said she was born. The justices accept the evidence of the three men, and order her to be sent to Harrietsham, to be provided for there.
5 Parishioners of Ickham to pay 20s. to John Willes for keeping a bastard child of Ralphe Cheryce for a year and a half, being put to him by the parishioners to be kept.

Session at Canterbury, 8th January, 1599/1600  Q/SR/1/m. 3d  1599/1600

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6 Evidence is given that Sylvester Glover, spinster, remaining at Hernhill, has had no certain dwelling there for a year since her departure from Tunstall where she was born. Therefore to be sent to Tunstall to be provided for or set on work there, according to statute of 39 Elizabeth.
7 Alexander Harris of Molash, yeoman, to be attached for the peace at suit of James Symonson.
8 John Gyll of Molash, carpenter, to serve out his covenant with Morgan Goodwyn, carpenter, his master.
9 Thomas Buckherst of Hawkhurst to be attached for good behaviour.
10 Order was made at sessions at Canterbury Castle on 24th July last [1599] that the parishioners of Barham should pay 8s. to Margery Griffyn, widow, towards her expenses in keeping Andrew Jones, born at Barham, and should take charge of him, clothe him and put him in service; which order they refuse to obey. Therefore Andrew Jones to be conveyed from Margery Griffyn to Barham and delivered to the churchwardens and overseers, and at the same time 8s. to be demanded of them, with the addition of 12d. for every week from 24th July last, which money is to be paid to Margery Griffyn, and in default thereof the churchwardens and overseers to be attached and to be bound in recognizances of £10 each to appear at next sessions at Canterbury to answer for their comtempt.
11 Parishioners of Preston to be discharged of keeping Ellyn Perryn, being with child, and she to remain at Challock where she now is, to be set to work as long as she is able, and if she become impotent to be relieved.
12 William Bridger of Staplehurst to be attached for contempt in refusing to perform a former order of the court.
13 Maister Mantle from the time of his first taxation for every year past to contribute 5s. to the relief of the poor of Horton, and 5s. each year until his estate be bettered.
14 Leonard Sweeting to have restitution against Richard Staple of Ash [next-Sandwich] of possession of two messuages and 2½ acres of land in Ash, whereof Richard is indicted for forcible entry.
15 Evidence is given that Vincent Pierson, an honest poor labouring man, having a wife and eight children, has dwelt in Bishopsbourne for 12 years, and has lately been put out of his dwelling house by the owner, and forced to provide for himself, which he might do in other places, but because he is "traded in worke" in that parish, and thinks he will not be so well set on work elsewhere, he has purchased a small parcel of land of William Denn, gentleman, as of his manor of Busted, and built a cottage thereon in Bishopsbourne, with consent of William Denn and Anthony Aucher, esq., chief lord thereof, and of the majority of the parishioners. Therefore the cottage to stand as habitation for the said Vincent, his wife and children, for the term of 100 years, if any of them shall so long live.
16 Evidence is given that the poor people under the keeping of Richard Sherwyn, keeper or governor of the spittle house or hospital at Key Street [in Borden] are visited with sickness. Therefore the yearly pension of £10 allowed to the said Richard at a former sessions at Canterbury, to be increased by five marks for the current year ending Christmas next, to be paid quarterly by the Treasurer of the 'East Partes' of the County.
Recognizances to appear at the next [session] here.
William Knight of River, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, Mathew Spensocke of Westgate, butcher, in £5.
Edward Wilford of Tilmanstone, victualler, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Thomas Wilford of Hougham, husbandman, in £10.
Leonard Bryce of Tilmanstone, yeoman, to answer and for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, William Erdsday in £5.
William Ersday of Tilmanstone, labourer, to answer and for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, Leonard Bryce in £5.
Edmund Gybbes of Elmstone, gentleman, to keep the peace, at suit of John Phillips, in £20. Surety, William Gybbes of Elmstone, gentleman in £10.
Thomas Wood de Milton, gentleman, to answer, in £20.
Alice Henneker of Preston-next-Faversham, spinster, to appear and answer. Surety, Thomas Wood of Milton, gentleman.
Richard Eason of Sheldwich, tailor, to appear and answer and for good behaviour, in £20.
John Pope of Ruckinge, labourer, and Ann, his wife, to keep the peace, at the suit of Mathew Whiting, in £10. Surety, John Yonge of Ruckinge, weaver, in £5.
Mathew Whitinge of Kingsnorth, yeoman, to keep the peace, at the suit of John Pope and Ann, his wife, in £10. Surety, George Stokes of Smeeth, wheelwright.
William Momford of Goodnestone, tailor, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, John Elgar of Ripple, yeoman, in £10.
Richard March of Chilham, husbandman, to keep the peace, at the suit of Grace Griffyn, in £10. John Pope of Chilham, weaver, in £5.
John Pope of Chilham, weaver, to keep the peace, at the suit of the same. Surety, Richard March of Chilham, husbandman.
Henry Jordan of Ickham, butcher, for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, Mathew Attwell of Wingham, in £5.
Ralph Hope of Charing, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Lawrence Baker of Westgate, upholsterer, and Henry Norryngton of Bishopsbourne, yeoman, in £10 each.
Recognizances Defaulted.
Mathew Courtopp of Tilmanstone, labourer, to answer and for good behaviour, in £10. Did not appear, but made default.
Richard Kelley of Staplegate, tailor, to answer, and to keep the peace, at the suit of Elizabeth Hollyway, in £10. Sureties, Fowler Colbrond of Westgate, yeoman, and Ralph Waker of Staplegate, yeoman, in £5 each. As above.
Maudlyn Stanley of Longport, widow, to answer, and for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, Robert Becke of Longport, beer-brewer, and Nicholas Morley of the same, tailor, in £5 each. As above.

Session at Maidstone, 1st April, 1600  Q/SR/1/m. 4  1600

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General Session of the Peace at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter, 1st April, 1600, before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson and Thomas Waller, knights, and William Lambert, William Sedley, Sampson Lennard, George Ryvers, Nicholas Gilbourne, Robert Bossevill, William Beswicke, Samuel Lennard, George Waller, and Samuel Boys, esqs. and others.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Roger Twisenden, esq.,.......... returned......... defaulters' fines assessed at 10s. Certain of the constables, George Tomblyn, gentleman, Thomas Parker, Edward Holman, Walter Woodgate, Abacuck Ashby, John Charlton, gentleman, Roger Humfrey, Thomas Ollyver, Thomas Dan, Richard Cranne, gentleman, Thomas Huggett, Thomas Risby, Robert Johnson, Thomas Jefferey, Henry Harrys, John Quilter, and John Mercer, present:
1 John Coombe of Hollingbourne, yeoman, on 4th May, 1599, at Hucking, assaulted Marian Bunton, wife of William Bunton of Hucking, the elder, yeoman, and struck her with a stone.
Writ of venire facias for him to come to the next session at Canterbury on Tuesday before St. James the apostle next [22nd July, 1600]. On which day he does not come. Sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at next session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas [23rd September, 1600] to answer.
[In margin] On 23rd September, 1600, he appeared and submitted himself. Fine assessed at 6s. Paid in court to sheriff and discharged.
[Unnumbered] Memorandum at the session at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday after Epiphany, 9th January, 1598/9, before Thomas Wilsford, Moile Fynche, Stephen Thornehurst, Thomas Fane, and Michael Sones, knights, and Peter Manwood, Mathew Hadd and Henry Fynche, esqs. and others, by the oath of Ruben Stonestrete, William Lott, Henry Pilcher, Robert Dodd, William Chapman, John Goble, John Coulter, Richard Welche, Gregory Hall, Robert Godden, George Philpott, John Philpott and John Springate, jurors for the hundreds of Chart, Longbridge, Wye and the town of Ashford, it was learnt that a bridge at Beever in Ashford in the hundred of Chart, on the highway between Ashford and Romney Marsh, since 31st December, 1598, has been in a bad state of repair. Which bridge has been usually repaired by the inhabitants of Ashford and the hundred of Chart, and should be repaired by them.
At this session the inhabitants of Ashford come by Herbert Cadman, their attorney, and the inhabitants of the hundred of Chart by Thomas Mabb, their attorney, and the former say that they cannot deny the facts set out in the inquisition, while the latter deny the truth of the inquisition, since the inhabitants of Ashford ought to repair the bridge alone without their help, and have always done so, which they are ready to prove. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes and says that the inhabitants of the hundred of Chart should not be discharged by reason of their allegations, because they and the inhabitants of Ashford have been accustomed to repair the bridge at their equal charges, and he asks that the matter be referred to the country, to which the inhabitants of Chart hundred agree, and they are made defendants to the inquisition. He therefore asks that a writ of venire facias be sent to the sheriff for the appearance at Canterbury Castle of twelve men of the hundred of Felborough, which is adjacent to that hundred, on Tuesday before St. James next [22nd July, 1600]. On which day John Webbe and the inhabitants of Chart hundred, through their attorney, came, but none of the jury. Therefore postponed to Tuesday before Michaelmas next [23rd September, 1600] at Maidstone. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day given to John Webbe and the inhabitants of Chart hundred.
[In margin, an illegible entry written over a deleted entry]

Session at Maidstone, 1st April, 1600  Q/SR/1/m.4d  1600

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[All entries (except 3, 9-10, 16-18, followed by the words Therefore as above]
[2] Edward Robyns of Leeds, baker, on 7th January, 1599/1600, at Leeds assaulted John Tray.
[3] A public and common bridge on the highway within the hundred of Twyford, commonly called Twiford Bridge [sic] for some years has been in a bad state of repair, which bridge should be repaired by the inhabitants of Twyford hundred.
[In margin] Robert Kennard each fined 4d.
Robert Hayman each fined 4d.
Robert Curche each fined 4d.
Thomas Coveney, the elder each fined 4d.
Richard Barham each fined 4d.
Richard Horden each fined 4d.
[4] John Shawe of Boxley, carpenter, Thomas Barwicke of Boxley, husbandman, and John Platt of Boxley, husbandman, on 27th November, 1599, between 10 and 11 p. m. at night, broke and entered the close of Edward Burbage of Detling, yeoman, at Boxley, and assaulted Roger Mylles.
[In margin] Appeared 23rd September, 1600, and fine of each assessed at 2s. 6d.
[5] Alexander Weldishe of Hunton, tippler, between 20th September, 1599, and 30th March, 1600, at Hunton kept a common tippling house without a licence, and sold bread ale and beer.
[6] A public and common bridge on the highway in Benenden in the hundred of Selbrittenden for some years has been in a bad state of repair, which bridge should be repaired by the inhabitants of Selbrittenden hundred.
[in margin] George Petter the elder, William Muncke, George Petter, the younger, John Woodgate of Sandhurst, yeomen, inhabitants of Selbrittenden hundred.
[7] The inhabitants of the seven hundreds anciently, that is before 5 Henry IV [1403-4], have been accustomed to keep sea watch in time of war on the coast at Denge Marsh, with twelve men each day and night. But during the recent war, from 10 October, 1599, until 30 October following, they refused to keep watches there, with no little risk to the realm, and contrary to statute of 5 Henry IV.
[In margin] Thomas Sheafe of Cranbrook, gentleman, Edward Gyllon of Benenden, gentleman, John Besbeeche of Biddenden, yeoman, William Scott of Hawkhurst, gentleman, Thomas Crooche of Rolvenden, yeoman, Richard Jervis of Woodchurch, yeoman, and Gregory Odyarne of Halden, yeoman, inhabitants of the seven hundreds.
[8] Andrew Baker of Sundridge, yeoman, on 1st July, 1599, at Sundridge, assaulted William Brightred and Joan, his wife.
[In margin] 23rd September, 1600, he appeared, and his fine assessed at 20s.

Session at Maidstone, 1st April, 1600  Q/SR/1/m.5  1600

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9 William Pix, the elder, clothier, Robert Glasier, clothier, Richard Ashenden, weaver, and Henry Foster, clothier, all of Hawkhurst, with many others unknown assembled, arrayed in warlike manner, at the instigation of William Pix, on 3rd September, 1599, and riotously broke and entered the dwelling-house of William Chapman of Hawkhurst, brickmaker, at Hawkhurst, and took and carried off 21 measures of oats, worth 17s. 4d., a flock bed, worth 20s., a chaff bed, worth 4s., a blanket, worth 6s., a coverlet worth 2s. 6d., two chaff bolsters, worth 3s., a frying pan worth 2s., a "tubbe" worth 2s., a keeler worth 2s., two platters worth 12d., a saltcellar worth 3d., a woman's petticoat worth 10s., and 6s. 6d. in money, the property of William Chapman, contrary to statute concerning riots.
At this session the four accused appear by Herbert Cadman, their attorney, ask to hear the indictment and having heard it say that it is insufficient in law, plead not guilty and put themselves on the country. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of non omittas........ quin venire facias to summon a jury for session at Canterbury on Tuesday before St. James the apostle next [22nd July, 1600]. On which day the defendants and John Webbe appear but none of the jury. Therefore postponed to Tuesday before Michaelmas next [23rd September, 1600] at Maidstone. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day given to John Webbe and to William, Robert, Richard and Henry.
[10] Thomas Waller, knight, and George Ryvers, esq., justices of the peace, on 31st August, 1599, at Pembury, by their warrant directed to Thomas Cutcheman of Tonbridge, yeoman, constable of the hundred or lowy of Tonbridge, ordered him to convey George Rodway, a vagabond, to the next officer, and so to Berkshire; but Thomas Cutcheman refused to obey the warrant, contrary to statute.
At this session he comes by Herbert Cadman, his attorney, pleads not guilty, and puts himself on the country [process as above].
[11] John Sharvoll of Sundridge, labourer, on 1st September, 1599, at Sundridge, assaulted Joan Brightred, wife of William Brightred.
[12] John Sharvoll of Sundridge, labourer, on 1st September, 1599, at Sundridge, assaulted Paul Brightred.

Session at Maidstone, 1st April, 1600  Q/SR/1/m. 5d/13  1600

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Daniel Black of Bethersden, husbandman, and Richard Black of Bethersden, husbandman, on 1st October, 1599, at Pluckley, assaulted Josiah Johnson.
[14] Daniel Black of Bethersden, husbandman, and Richard Black of Bethersden, husbandman, on 20th January, 1599/1600, at Bethersden, assaulted Josiah Johnson.
[15] Daniel Black of Bethersden, husbandman, and Richard Black of Bethersden, husbandman, on 10th February, 1599/1600, at Pluckley, assaulted Josiah Johnson.
[16] John Sampson of Knockholt, husbandman, on 1st March, 1599/1600, at Knockholt, assaulted Nicholas Munck.
[In margin] 1st April, 1600, his fine assessed at 4d. Paid.
[17] The same John Sampson indicted for illicit games, that is dice and cards, with divers men.
[In margin] His fine assessed at 4d. in court. Paid.
[18] Nicholas Munck of Knockholt, husbandman, on 26th February, 1599/1600, at Knockholt, assaulted John Sampson.
[In margin] 1st April, 1600, acknowledged. Therefore fine assessed at 5s. Paid into the hands of the "magistri" [custos rotulorum ?] to be used for parchment.
[19] Wyborn Harris of Tonbridge, butcher, on 17th February, 1599/1600, at Sevenoaks, assaulted Roger Jones.
[20] Martin Kerke, labourer, John Kerke, labourer, William Kerke, labourer, and Isbell Kerke, spinster, all of Wilmington, on 6th March, 1599/1600, broke and entered the close of John Gorrad of Sutton-at-Hone at Wilmington and trampled on grass and corn growing there, worth £4.
[21] Francis Couchman of Tonbridge, husbandman, on 1st November, 1597, between 10 and 11 p.m. at night, at Tonbridge, broke and entered the close of Stephen Fisher of Tonbridge, weaver, and assaulted the said Stephen, and gravely wounded him in the left hand with a staff tipped with iron.
[22] William Hopkyn of Sturrey, husbandman, on 30th June, 1599, at Westbere, broke and entered the close of William Miller, and spoiled peas belonging to the said William Miller on two acres of land.
[In margin] Appeared 13th January, 1600/1, and fine assessed at 2s.
[23] George Elwyn of Marden, husbandman, on 12th December, 1599, broke and entered the close of William Woodwer, gentleman, at Bilsington, and drove away a cow and a stear, belonging to the said William.

Session at Maidstone, 1st April, 1600  Q/SR/1/m.6  1600

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24 Alexander Weldishe of Hunton, husbandman, Robert Burchett of Staplehurst, clothier, Thomas Furner, the younger, of Yalding, husbandman, and John Baker of Yalding, husbandman, with others, unknown, to the number of six, arrayed in warlike manner, on 29th September, 1599, at Yalding, between 10 and 11 at night riotously broke and entered the close of John Brickenden of Yalding, clothier, in a place called the Orchard, and assaulted the said John Brickenden, contrary to the statute concerning riots of 13 Henry IV.
[In margin] On 1st April, 1600, Burchett and Furner appeared and acknowledged the indictment. Therefore fined, Furner 40s., Burchett 13s. 4d. 23rd September Weldysh appeared. Fined 5s. Paid to the sheriff.
25 Thomas Beching of Cranbrook, barber, between 1st January, 1599/1600, and 1st April following, at Cranbrook, kept a common tippling house, and there sold bread, ale and beer.
26 Richard Saunders of Cranbrook, woodsetter, for a similar offence at Cranbrook at the same times.
27 Richard Bourman of Cranbrook, glover, for a similar offence at the same times at Cranbrook.
[In margin] continued for lack of process to the next.
28 Francis Burgys of Cranbrook, weaver, for a similar offence at the same times at Cranbrook.
29 Alexander Sheafe of Cranbrook, weaver, for a similar offence at the same time at Cranbrook.
30 Francis Hampton of Cranbrook, butcher, for a similar offence at the same times at Cranbrook.
31 George Besbyche of Goudhurst, labourer, for a similar offence at the same times at Goudhurst.
32 Joan Syncks of Goudhurst, widow, for a similar offence at the same times at Goudhurst.
33 [blank] Meere of Goudhurst, widow, for a similar offence at the same times at Goudhurst.
34 John Streater of Goudhurst, labourer, for a similar offence at the same time at Goudhurst.
35 Richard Besbyche of Goudhurst, labourer, for a similar offence at the same times at Goudhurst.
36 Thomas Harris of Shipbourne, labourer, on 20th July, [? 1599, 42 Eliz. [sic]] at Shipbourne, assaulted Mildred Swanne, wife of Timothy Swanne of Shipbourne, yeoman, and struck her with a pitchfork worth 6d.
37 A bridge made of wood and planks on the highway at Waterlane in Headcorn, leading from Sutton Valence to Biddenden, is in great decay because William Wollett late of Headcorn, now of Staplehurst, yeoman, on 9th October, 1599, took certain planks from the bridge, so that it cannot now be crossed without danger.
[In margin] William appeared on 23rd September, 1600, and submitted himself. Therefore fine assessed at 6d. Paid in court.

Session at Maidstone, 1st April, 1600  Q/SR/1/m.6d  1600

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38 A highway called the Hollowe Lane in Hunton and Yalding, leading from Coxheath to Yalding, has been in a bad state of repair for the last twelve months, which road should have been repaired by the inhabitants of Hunton from Coxheath to the stream running from Buston in Hunton, and the remainder by the inhabitants of Yalding, during the last summer.
[In margin] James Michell, Christofer Ippembury, Henry Gregory and Grancis Hunt of Hunton appeared, acknowledged it and their fines assessed at 12d. each. Therefore discharged. And Robert Hayman, Edward Grenestreete, Richard Grenestrete and Thomas Hale similarly appeared.
39 A certain ditch in Yalding extending towards the highway between Yalding Leas and Loddenford Bridge, since 1st February, 1599/1600, has been filled with clay, mud and other filth, so that the said highway is flooded. Which ditch should be cleaned out by Edward Grenested of Yalding, broadweaver, by reason of his tenure.
[In margin] His penalty fixed at 12d. for each rood (virgate) not cleared, by statute [18 Elizabeth, cap. X]
Badgers Authorized.
Thomas Bray of Harrietsham, yeoman, by Thomas Fludd, knight, Martin Barnham and Robert Bossevile, esqs.
Henry Welles of Leeds, labourer, by Thomas Fludd, knight, John Leveson, knight, and Samuel Boys, esqs.
Orders made at the General Sessions of the Peace at Maidstone, 1st April, 1600.
1 Order made by Thomas Baker and Thomas Robertes that the corporal punishment of Robert Russell be remitted, but that the money unpaid under the order be delivered to the churchwardens of Staplehurst, and Robert Russell to continue weekly payments according to the order until the next sessions at Maidstone, when the order may be altered if further evidence is produced, when the parishioners of Staplehurst would be required to return the money.
2 A House of Correction to be erected at Dartford in lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, to be furnished, governed, ordered and maintained by such officers and by such contribution as are set forth in a special book of orders and rules made therefore, exhibited under hands of Sir Thomas Walsingham, knight, and other justices, which are here ratified.
3 Penalty of £5 imposed, at sessions at Maidstone, on 25th September, 1599, on the inhabitants of Ashford, if they did not repair Ashford Bridge, not to be levied, but process continued against the inhabitants of the ville of Ashford and hundred of Chart, except such as traverse it. Inhabitants of Longbridge hundred to be discharged, because it is a distinct hundred from Chart. Inhabitants, which shall be brought in by process, to be well fined.
[Note added] The first order concerning the bridge is enrolled in Christmas Sessions, 1598, the second order is in the calendar of sessions at Maidstone, September, 1599.
4 Robert Stace, Sergeant of the town of Maidstone, to be attached to find sureties for his good behaviour, and to answer concerning an arrest made by him of Robert Aggis bound or summoned hither in the Queen's service to give evidence against a prisoner. Granted upon the affidavit of the said Aggis.
5 John Short, collector for the Gaol and House of Correction, to repair the said House and the pavement in the street in front of it; the charges to be allowed on his account.
6 The Clerk of the Peace to deliver each year to the Treasurers of the County Stock, and for Maimed Soldiers, and to the Collector for the Gaol, the names of all constables in writing, as they are quarterly certified by the sheriff at each sessions, together with all the "sesses" [assessments] belonging to the collections.
7 Samuel Lennard, esq., by election of justices, to be Treasurer of the west part of the county for the County Stock, for the Prisons, etc., that is for the Lathes of Aylesford, Sutton-at-Hone, and the seven hundreds of Scray.
8 John Blechenden, esq., by election of justices, to be Treasurer for the lathes of St. Augustine, Shepway, the hundreds annexed, and the four hundreds of Scray.

Session at Maidstone, 1st April, 1600  Q/SR/1/m. 7  1600

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9 John Alchorne of Loose, gentleman, by election of Justices, to be Treasurer of lathes of Aylesford, Sutton-at-Hone, and the seven hundreds of Scray for Maimed Soldiers.
10 Joan Syncco, widow, to keep victualling no longer.
11 Robert Bourchett of Staplehurst, clothier, to be bound with sureties for good behaviour from sessions to sessions for seven years, if in the mean time he does not bring a certificate from his neighbours of his amendment of life.
12 Richard Tetterden of Loose, butcher, Michael Honney of Boughton, butcher, and John Honney of the same, butcher, to be bound for good behaviour; and attachment to be awarded against them because they departed the court without performing the order.
13 Richard Browne of Boughton Monchelsea, labourer, to keep victualling no longer.
14 George Grymsey of Boxley, labourer, to find sureties to keep victualling no longer.
Recognizances to appear at the next [session] here.
Wyborne Harris of Tonbridge, butcher, for good behaviour in £10. Sureties, Thomas Harris and Roger Humfrey of Tonbridge, butchers, in £ 5 each. Respited to the next here.
Andrew Baker of Sundridge, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £20. Respited as above.
[All entries followed by the words Respited as above]
William Ellys of Chislehurst, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £40. Surety, Alexander Redgway of Maidstone, inn-holder, in £20.
Thomas Barwicke of Boxley, labourer, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Richard Waller of Islyng [? Islingham in Frindsbury], yeoman, in £10.
John Shawe of Boxley, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Richard Waller of Islynge, yeoman, in £10.
Thomas Furner of Yalding, labourer, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Thomas Hale of Yalding, in £10.
Robert Bourchett of Staplehurst, clothier, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Robert Curche of Yalding, husbandman, and Andrew Crumpe of Marden, husbandman, in £10 each.
Percival Ive and John Godderd, each for good behaviour, in £20 each. Sureties, Geoffrey Brasyer of Halstead, husbandman, and Mathew Deane of the same, butcher, in £10 each.
John Sherfold of Bonnington, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Andrew Baker of Sundridge, yeoman, in £10.
Richard Lamparne to answer concerning that whereof he is indicted, and for good behaviour, in 40 marks. Surety, Thomas Hale of Yalding, yeoman.
Robert Wooddy of Tonbridge, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £40. Surety, John Ashdowne of Leigh, yeoman, in £20.
John Ashdowne of Leigh, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £40. Surety, John Holmden of Tonbridge, yeoman, in £20.
John Holmden of Tonbridge, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £40. Surety, John Ashdowne of Leigh, yeoman, in £20.
Thomas Wooddie of Tonbridge, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £40. Surety, Robert Wooddie of Tonbridge, husbandman, in £20.
Wyborn Harris of Tonbridge, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £40. Surety, Jonas Eldridge of Bidborough, yeoman, in £20.
Michael Coucheman of Tonbridge, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £40. Surety, Thomas Couchman of Tonbridge, yeoman, in £20.
Francis Coucheman of Tonbridge, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £40. Surety, Thomas Coucheman of the same, yeoman, in £20.
Recognizances defaulted.
Henry Colman of Yalding, labourer, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, John Baker and William Norden, in £5 each. Did not appear, but made default.
John Baker of Yalding, labourer, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, William Norden and Henry Colman, in £5 each. As above.
[All entries followed by the words As above]
William Norden of Yalding, clothier, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, John Baker and Henry Colman of the same, labourers, in £5 each.
Benjamin Wyborne of Yalding, yeoman, to appear here, and meanwhile to procure a pardon or other lawful discharge of his outlawry at the suit of the Queen, in £10.
Richard Clayton to answer, in £40. Sureties, George Baulding and John Perry in £20.
John Hilles of Hunton, tippler, to answer concerning the offence whereof he is indicted, in £5.
Thomas Parry of London, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Hawter Smyth of East Greenwich, gentleman, in £10.
Henry Colman of Yalding, labourer, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, Thomas Hale, carpenter, and Robert Bromfeild, husbandman, both of Yalding, in £5 each.
Stephen Deane of Brenchley, sherman, to keep the peace at the suit of Thomas Henbury, in £10. Sureties, John Morgan and William Crowche of Brenchley, yeoman, in £5 each.
Special session of the peace at Maidstone, on 16th May, 1600, before Thomas Fludd, and John Leveson, knights, William Sedley, Laurence Wasshington and John Rychers, esqs. and others.
The Jurors, Salomon Ware, Richard Day, Richard Rode, Mathew Rode, William Johnson, Edward Combe, Richard Sculthorpe, John Trendale, John Polley, Henry Fetherstone, John Heath or Baker, Thomas Dorman, Thomas Collyns, Nicholas Maunser and William Nordyshe present that, in accordance with statute made in Parliament on 12th January, 1562/3, Surveyors of the Highways in each parish should be elected each year in the week after Easter to care for the roads; and that Joseph Byrchett and
Edward Batherst of Goudhurst, gentlemen, were duly elected surveyors of Goudhurst on Tuesday in Easter week, [10th April, 1599], by Laurence Sharpe and Thomas Austen, Guardians [of the Poor] and John Horsemonden, Constable of the Hundred of Marden; and that although various highways in Goudhurst between Cranbrook and Brenchley, and between Tonbridge and Cranbrook, badly needed repair, the surveyors refused to repair them.
Ordered that Joan Syncoo, widow, shall keep victualling in Goudhurst until Michaelmas next, and stand on her former sureties.
Ordered that Richard Besbeche of Goudhurst shall keep victualling no more, in Goudhurst or elsewhere.

Special session at Maidstone, 16th May, 1600  Q/SR/1/m.7d  1600

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Order that, since the Style Bridge, Hersfelde Bridge and Churche Bridge at Headcorn are decayed and are necessary bridges, and no persons or places are known to be responsible for their repair; first, in the case of Style Bridge, where the repairs will cost £40, the seven hundreds of the lathe of Scray with the hundred of Marden (except Tenterden and those parts of the seven hundreds which are in Headcorn) which have the most use of the bridge, shall pay £26. 13s. 4d., and the hundred and town of Maidstone shall pay the rest, i.e. £13. 6s. 8d. And in the case of Hersfilde Bridge, where the repairs will cost £20, the seven hundreds with the hundred of Marden, except Tenterden and Headcorn, shall pay £10, and the hundred of Eyhorne, except Headcorn, shall pay £10. And in the case of Church Bridge at Headcorn, where the new building of the bridge will cost £10 or £12, the seven hundreds with the hundred of Marden, except Tenterden and Headcorn, all lying near the bridge and having continual recourse that way, shall pay £6, the hundred of Eyhorne, except Headcorn, shall pay 40s., and the parish of Headcorn the remainder; and that all the money be levied by St. John the Baptist next [24th June 1600], and any extra money for Style and Hersfelde Bridges to be levied pro rata; the money for Style Bridge to be paid to John Walter and Edward Maplesden of Marden, John Basden of Linton and William Turner of Loddington; for Hersfilde Bridge to Richard Wood of Chart, Thomas Rabbett of Boughton Monchelsea, William Turner the elder and Hastlyn Batherst of Staplehurst; and for Churche Bridge to Brian Lee, gentleman, Robert Curlinge, John Wenborne and Mathew Borden of Headcorn, where are to supervise the repairs and building. Whereas on 9th April, 1594, at the sessions at Maidstone, a similar order was made, being not well considered of, and a presentment was wrongly made of the decay of Hersfilde Bridge and process issued against the inhabitants of Eyhorne hundred, who have always been willing to obey the order, and were thus wronged; it is ordered that no process henceforth issue against them, and that they be discharged of the consequences of the presentment.
General session of the peace at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before St. James, 22nd July, 1600, before Moile Fynch and Michael Sondes, knights, John Smyth, Peter Manwood, John Boys, Mathew Hadd, Henry Fynche, Thomas Peyton, Thomas Palmer, Edward Boys, James Crowmer, Henry Paramore and John Johnson, esqs., and others.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Roger Twisenden, esq.,........... returned................. defaulters fines assessed at 10s. Certain of the constables, Vincent Austen, John Terrey, John Welby, William Allen, Edward Maxsted, Robert Rugley, Stephen Gibbes, John Quilter, Edward Pyper, Francis Cornwell, John Bachaler, John Spencer, Thomas Page, William Binge, Thomas Pellant, James Stammer, and John Elver, present:
1 By statute of 8 Henry VI [1429-30] it is forbidden to enter upon land unless according to law, and peacably, and it is ordered that whosoever does the contrary shall be imprisoned and ransomed from prison at the King's pleasure; John Acrouch of Great Chart, husbandman, Thomas Acrouch of Ashford, yeoman, and Jervase Shintinge of Ashford, labourer, on 14th July, 1600, between eight and eleven o'clock in the morning, made entry by force without leave of the law, into a close of meadow belonging to Thomas Engeham, gentleman, called Le Strake, in Ashford, and carried off hay to the value of 5s.
Writ of venire facias for them to appear at the next session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas [23rd September, 1600]. On which day they did not come; the sheriff, Roger Twisenden returns nichil habent therefore writ of capias to have them at next session here at Canterbury on Tuesday after Epiphany [6th January, 1600/1] to answer. At session at Maidstone on 21st April, 1601, Thomas Acrouche comes by Herbert Cadman, his attorney, and claims that the indictment is insufficient in law, pleads not guilty, and puts himself on the country. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of non omittas........... quin venire facias to summon a jury for the session at Canterbury on Tuesday before St. James [21st July, 1601].

Session at Canbury, 22nd July, 1600  Q/SR/1/m.8  1600

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[All items (except 6-11) followed by the words Therefore as above]
2 John Boys, Mathew Hadd and Henry Fynch, esqs. and others, Justices of the Peace and of the Quorum made their warrant to John Herst, then Overseer of the Poor of Thanington, to care for Agnes Smart, a vagabond, according to statute, but he refused to care for her, and trampled on the warrant.
3 Thomas Cranmer of Canterbury, gentleman, on 4th July, 1600, being Registrar of John [Whitgift] Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westgate, under colour of his office, unjustly took from Christopher Goteley of Molash, yeoman, 6s. 10d. as a fee for absolving him from his excommunication (by George Newman, doctor of laws, Commissary General of the City and Diocese of Canterbury, for not before then paying to Thomas Cranmer 4d. for a bill of recusancy which he, Christopher Goteley, had delivered in the court held at St. Margaret's, Canterbury, on 13th June [1600] before the Commissary).
4 Gilbert Spencer of Smeeth, victualler, between 1st January, 1599/1600, and 20th June, 1600, at Smeeth, kept a common tippling house without licence, and sold ale and beer.
5 Thomas Hakes of Linsted, labourer, was licensed to keep a common alehouse in Linsted, but since 21st July, 1600, he has allowed many men, both servants of his neighbours and others to play at tables and other unlawful games in his house.
6 A wooden bridge in the parish of Wye on a rivulet called the Streame, in the highway leading from Wye to Ashford since 31st March, 1600, has been in need of repair, but it is not known who should repair it.
7 William Knight of River, husbandman, on 1st March, 1599/1600, at River, chased with a dog a sow belonging to Michael Lyssenton and wounded it so that it died.
[In margin] William appearing acknowledges the indictment, submitting himself to the favour of the court. His fine assessed at 10s. Discharged.
8 William Knight of River, husbandman, on 23rd March, 1599/1600, broke and entered the close of Michael Lyssenton at River, and trod down grass to the value of 5s.
[In margin] William appearing acknowledges the indictment, submitting himself to the favour of the court. His fine assessed at 6d. Discharged.
9 The inhabitants of Coldred have been accustomed from time immemorial to draw water from a pond called Brodsole in the common forstal called Cowlered Forstall in Coldred for necessary use in their houses, and to water their cattle there; but Thomas Jenkyn of Coldred, yeoman, intending to annoy them, since 1st March, 1598/9, has allowed dung, excrement and other filth from his beasts, piled in the curtilage of the house in which Henry Rochell lives in Coldred, to run into the pond with the rain falling on them, whereby the water is made corrupt and unhealthy, and the inhabitants have lost the use of it during this time.
[In margin] Penalty fixed as the allaying of the nuisance before next session under pain of 40s.

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10 The inhabitants of Coldred have been accustomed from time immemorial to draw water from a pond in the highway in Coldred leading from Cowlered Forstall to Cowlered Mill in Coldred, for necessary use in their houses, but Thomas Jenkyn of Coldred, yeoman, intending to annoy them, on 1st April, 1600, placed a hedge around the pond, separating it from the highway, so that they have since then been prevented from drawing water.
Thomas Jenkyn comes by Herbert Cadman, his attorney, and claims that the indictment is insufficient in law, pleads not guilty, and puts himself on the country. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of non omittas...... quin venire facias to summon a jury for session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas [23rd September, 1600]. Mathew Spensocke of Westgate, yeoman, and William Wreight of Elham, yeoman, become sureties for William Knight in the sum of £10 each. On which day at Maidstone, [as above].
11 William Knight of River, yeoman, since 1st May, 1600, at River, has been a common barretor and disturber of the peace.
At this session he appears by Herbert Cadman, his attorney and claims that the indictment is insufficient in law, pleads not guilty and puts himself on the country. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of non omittas....... quin venire facias to summon a jury for the session at Maidstone, on Tuesday before Michaelmas [23rd September, 1600]. Mathew Spensocke of Westgate, yeoman and William Wreight of Elham, yeoman, became sureties for William Knight in the sum of £10 each. On which day at Maidstone [as above].

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12 Thomas Cotton and Thomas Fane, knights, Thomas Wotton, esq., and other Justices at the General Session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter, [9th April, 1583], according to statute, assessed the parishioners of Elmsted to contribute to the relief of poor prisoners in the gaol of Canterbury castle 2d. each week; and Edmund Cloke of Elmsted, yeoman, churchwarden of Elmsted, should have paid on or before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, [24th June, 1600] to Thomas Boys and John Kennett, Constables of the Hundred of Stowtinge, in which Elmsted lies, 6s. 4d. for money so assessed for thirty-eight weeks to the said day, but he has not so paid it or any part of it.
13 Similarly against Thomas Francklyn and Thomas Graunte of Eythorne, yeomen, churchwardens of Eythorne, for non-payment of 6s. 4d. to Richard Huffam and Mathew Attwell, Constables of the Hundred of Wingham, due for thirty-eight weeks to the Nativity of St. John Baptist, [24th June, 1600].
[In margin] They appear on 13th January, 1600/1, and deny the indictment.
[The following for similar offences for money owing for the same length of time at the same feast]
14 Mathew Gybbons of Westcliffe, yeoman, churchwarden of Westcliffe, for non-payment of 3s. 2d. to Henry Stokes and Richard Burden, Constables of the Hundred of Bewsborough.
15 James Jekyn of Oxney, yeoman, churchwarden of Oxney, for non-payment of 3s. 2d. to Henry Stokes and Richard Burden.
[In margin] He appears on 13th January, 1600/1, and denies the indictment.
16 Abraham Upton of St. Margaret-at-Cliffe, yeoman, churchwarden of that parish, for non-payment of 3s. 2d. to Henry Stokes and Richard Burden.
[In margin] He appears on 13th January, 1600/1, and denies the indictment.
17 William Offeild of Buckland [-next-Dover], yeoman, churchwarden of that parish, for non-payment of 3s. 2d. to Henry Stokes and Richard Burden.
[In margin] He appeared as above.
18 Thomas Boxley and Thomas Strowde of Elham, yeomen, churchwardens of that parish, for non-payment of 9s. 6d. to Nicholas Ladd and Thomas Warman, constables of Hundred of Loningborough.
19 William Toms of Acrise, yeoman, churchwarden of that parish, for non-payment of 3s. 2d. to Nicholas Ladd and Thomas Warman.
20 Samuel George and John Hart of Westbere, yeomen, churchwardens of that parish, for non-payment of 3s. 2d. to John Welby and William Allen, constables of the Hundred of Bleangate, etc.
21 Thornix Wells, constable of Hundred of Aloesbridge for non-payment of 12s. 8d. to [blank] May, Receiver of money for the Gaol and wounded soldiers.
22 Richard Harvie, Constable of Hundred of Eastry, for non-payment of 6s. 11d. to [blank] May, Receiver of money etc.
23 Inquisition taken at the General Session by the oath of John Robins, Mathew Atwell, William Stringer,.............................. ,.............. Combe, Robert Attwood, John Bate, John Glover, Robert Watyer, Thomas Brooke, Thomas Watson, Thomas................................ Burvill and John Austen, Jurors for the Hundred of Eastry and others, that on 20th July, 1600, and for three weeks before, a quarter of barley was sold in Kent for 26s. and no more, so that, in accordance with the assize of beer by common custom established a gallon of the best ale and beer and more should have been sold at fourpence, and pro rata; but Anthony Lumpkyn of Eastry, tippler, on 20th July, 1600, and during the three weeks before, at Eastry, sold beer by a smaller measure than the quart, that is containing no more than a pint and a half, and not amounting to a quarter of a gallon, for one penny, and so broke the assize.
24 Thomas Payne of Eastry, tippler, for a similar offence at the same time at Eastry.
[The following for similar offences at the same time in the places where they lived]
25 Marian Webster of Woodnesborough, widow.
26 Ralph Trustram of Ash [-next-Sandwich], tippler.
27 Michael Jackson of Ash [-next-Sandwich], tippler.
[In margin] Appeared on 13th January, 1600/1, and committed to prison until [? fine paid].
28 John Murrey of Wingham, tippler.
[In margin] Discharged on the petition of Thomas Palmer, Esq.
29 Richard Garrett of Wingham, tippler.
[In margin] committed until.........
30 John Audley of Northbourne, tippler.
31 Griffin Payne of Goodnestone [-next-Wingham], tippler.
[In margin] Appeared on 13th January, 1600/1, and committed to prison until etc.
Augustine Turneley of Godmersham and Philip Burchett of the same who acknowledged before Stephen Thornehurst, knight, Justice of the Peace, that they owed certain sums to the Queen, ask that their appearance be recorded and it is so recorded.
John Croocheman under order from Assizes to appear here, appeared and was discharged because nothing was objected against him in breaking the bastardy order made against him.
Badgers Authorized.
Richard Tylman of Faversham, yeoman, allowed a badger by Michael Sondes, knight, Richard Sondes, and George Waller, esqs.

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Victuallers Authorized
[All principals in £10 and sureties in £5 each except item 8 which is for £20 and £10]
1 Ann Wessenden of Ickham, widow, admitted a tippler. Sureties, Christofer Wessenden and Christofer Buttery of the same, yeomen.
2 James Brathett of St. Paul's, victualler. Sureties, Joseph Coife of Canterbury, apothecary, and James Newton of the same, baker.
3 John Clay of Harbledown, victualler. Sureties, Thomas Austen of Westgate, brewer, and Richard Comfort.
4 Alice Godden of Nonington, widow. Sureties, James Castle and Antony Wythers of the same, yeomen.
5 John Nall of SS. Cosmus and Damian in the Blean, yeoman. Sureties, Mathew Goodew of St. George's, Canterbury, gentleman, and Ralph Longley of Staplegate, butcher.
6 Agnes Peerse of Buckland, widow, admitted by Edward Boys, Thomas Palmer and Thomas Peyton, esqs., as appears by an instrument under their seals, dated 11th January, 1592.
7 Richard Kebble of Stelling, victualler, admitted by Richard Hardres, Thomas Kempe and Thomas Palmer, esqs., as appears by an instrument under their seals, dated 22nd July, 1600.
8 John Hyder of Cosmus Blean [SS. Cosmus and Damian in the Blean]. Sureties, Henry Lydden of the same, yeoman, and Leonard Fletcher of the same, yeoman.
9 Ellen Cott of Westbere, widow. Sureties, Samuel George of Westbere, and John Hart of the same, yeoman.
10 George Houldscooke of Harbledown, victualler. Sureties, Peter Serles of Westgate, butcher, and Christopher Rich of Harbledown, yeoman.
11 Thomas Bachell of Wickhambreux, tipler. Sureties, Richard Packar of the city of Canterbury, yeoman, and Gilbert Holloway of the same.
12 Nicholma Webstarr of Woodnesborough, widow. Sureties, John Appleton of Woodnesborough, yeoman, and Augustine Brenchley of the same, yeoman.
13 John Hall of Littlebourne, labourer. Sureties, Thomas Yonge of Littlebourne, yeoman, and Edward Hall of Littlebourne, taylor.
14 Edward Bridge of Ewell, victualler. Sureties, Thomas Ladd and Richard Ford of Ewell, husbandman.
15 Robert Shover of Hawkhurst, victualler. Sureties, John Yonge of Cranbrook, yeoman, and Stephen Shover of Mountfield in Sussex, yeoman.
16 Thomas Tindall of Westgate without the walls of Canterbury, innholder. Sureties, Thomas Austen of Westgate and Andrew Frencheborne of Canterbury, victualler.
17 John Murrey of Wingham, innkeeper, by the court and by Thomas Palmer, esq.
18 Reginald Smyth of Buckland. Sureties, Thomas Smythett of River, yeoman, and Moile Smythe of Brabourne, yeoman.
19 Richard Taylor of Stodmarsh, tipler, by the court and by Thomas Peyton, esq.
20 Richard Garrett of Wingham, victualler. Sureties, Thomas Bateman, collarmaker, and William Stringer of the same, yeoman.
Orders made at the General Sessions of the Peace at Canterbury Castle, 22nd July, 1600
1 Controversies between Thomas Skilton of Chartham, carpenter, and his servants referred to George Waller, esq.
2 Peter Hamon bound over to the next session to answer to the striking of his master, and his master bound over to inform against him.
3 Parishioners of Ickham to settle Avys Astyn, widow, in some abiding place in their parish where she may the better provide for her living.
4 David Gybbes of Waltham, husbandman, to be committed to the house of correction for disobeying Master Nayler, his master.
5 William Brooke of Boughton Blean to have the arrears of his pension of 1s. a week paid by the Treasurer, and then the pension to cease.
6 Thomas Palmer to send for the churchwardens and overseers of Ickham and command them to pay to him 25s. according to a former order made at the last general session at Canterbury and on refusal to bind them over to answer for it at the next general session to be held at Canterbury.
7 The matter between Arnold Savadge and James Newman to be referred to Mr. Hadd.
8 The parishioners of Wingham to be discharged of the indictment of allowing a rogue to escape because the offence is not laid to the constable nor is it known who was then constable there.
9 The gaol money from Michaelmas, 1593, henceforth, to be answered by the churchwardens of every parish within the east part of Kent and the statute to be executed upon such churchwardens as default of payment, and for levying the arrears [?] incurred before Michaelmas, 1597, the justices in their several limits shall at their discretion order the levying of the same or so much thereof as they shall think right.
10 John Nethersole confessed to the indictment of a riot which he had previously traversed. Fined 2s.
11 The inhabitants of Saltwood to be discharged of the indictment concerning the part of the highway in that parish as they have made affidavit that the same is repaired.
12 As the parish of Hernehill in the hundred of Boughton has complained that they are unable to relieve their poor and that there are no justices of the peace in that hundred to order which other parish or parishes should help them, ordered that the two next justices of the peace to that hundred shall consider which parish.

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13 The child of Silvester Glover, to be kept by the inhabitants of Tunstal according to the order made at the last general session held at Canterbury and the order to stand until the inhabitants of Tunstal shall show better cause for their discharge at the next general session to be held at Canterbury, then the charge to be laid on such parishioners as ought first to have been charged.
14 As a wooden bridge in Wye, over a river called the Stream, on the highway from Wye to Ashford, since 31st March, 1600, has been in a bad state of repair and the jury did not know who used to repair it, ordered that Sir Moyle Fynche, and Sir Michael Sondes, knights, Thomas Kempe, Richard Derynge, Robert Edolphe and Nicholas Gilbourne, esquires, six of the justices of the peace dwelling near the said bridge, or any four of them shall consider what the cost of repairing the said bridge will be and with the consent of the constables or two of the chief inhabitants of every parish in the lathe of Scray rate and tax all the inhabitants in the lathe, according to their ability, for the charge of repairing the said bridge, appoint collectors for the said tax and surveyors of the work. Offenders against the order to be punished according to the form of the statute.
15 A [writ of] venire facias to be awarded, returnable at the next general session to be held at Maidstone, for the trial of the case between the Queen and Mark Savage, the defendant exercising baking.
16 If the parishioners of [blank] put in good security that the parish of Westgate shall be discharged of the keeping of the child of one [blank] wherewith she is now great if it shall be born in Westgate, then she shall be sent to the house of correction till further order.
17 William Brook of Boughton under Blean to have allowed to him 1s. a week since the 15th April last, to be a discharge for any further payment in the future.
18 A certificate to be made to the Lord Chief Justice of the behaviour of William Knight of River, yeoman, in seeking maliciously to cause his neighbours in great multitudes to be bound to the peace.
Thomas Godfrey of St. Dunstans, in the hundred of Westgate, elected Treasurer for the maimed soldiers for east Kent.

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General Session of the Peace at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas, 23rd September, 1600, before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson and Thomas Waller, knights, and William Sedley, Sampson Lennard, John Richers, George Ryvers, George Chowne, Martin Barnham, Thomas Robarts, Nicholas Gilbourne, Lawrence Wasshington, Zacharius Scott and Samuel Boys, esquires, and others.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Roger Twisden, esq............. returned.............. defaulters' fines assessed at 16s. Certain of the constables Richard Raynes, George Charlton, John Wood, Henry Allen, John Moller, Thomas Jefferey, John Carpenter, Thomas Dan, Francis Cornewell, gent., Robert Austen, John Quilton, Richard Stanford, Roger Humfrey, James Kynge, Thomas Burton and Thomas Risbye, present
1 John Mercer of Hawkhurst, yeoman, on the 12th September, 1600, broke and entered a field of William Pix of Hawkhurst called Pole Field in Hawkhurst and dug a ditch two perches in length and one and a half feet wide.
Writ of venire facias for him to appear at the next general session at Canterbury on the Tuesday next after Epiphany [7th January, 1600/1] to answer. On which day he does not come, the sheriff returned nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at the next general session at Maidstone to be held on Tuesday next after the close of Easter [21st April, 1601] to answer.
[In margin] John Mercer appeared in court on 13th January, 1600/1. Fined 2s. in court.
2 John Austen of Horsmonden, yeoman, on 22nd July, 1600, at Horsmonden, ploughed up the highway extending two perches in length and two perches in width.
[In margin] His fine assessed in court at 6d.
[All items (except 14, 16-21) followed by the words Therefore as above
3 As John Rychers, esquire, one of the justices of the peace, issued a warrant to Jeremy Fleete of Yalding, yeoman, constable of Twyford hundred, for the arrest of John Baker of Yalding, labourer, and for his custody in Maidstone gaol, which warrant on the last day of February, 1600, at Yalding was delivered to the said Jeremy and executed by him. Later, on the same day he allowed John Baker to escape from custody.
4 William Bottle of Stockbury since 1st April to 20th September, 1600, has without authority kept "a comon typlinge house" and sold "ale" and "beere".
5 Thomas Huggett of Horsmonden, clothier, constable of the hundred of Brenchley, on 29th April, 1600, arrested at Horsmonden an unknown man who was begging and wandering and allowed him to go free.
6 Gabrield Harper of Headcorn, carpenter, on 10th September, 1600, at Headcorn, assaulted William Swaffer of Headcorn, carpenter, with a long staff worth 2d. badly wounding the said William.
7 Since Sir Michael Sondes and Richard [? Sondes], esquire, justices of the peace, Sir Michael being one of the Quorum, on 18th August, 1600, at Throwleigh issued a warrant to the sheriff of the county, the bailiff or bailiffs of Cranbrook Hundred, or the constable or constables of the same or their deputies or borsholders, for the arrest of Edward Blashenden of Frittenden, husbandman, and for his custody in Maidstone gaol until he has found sureties for the performance of a sentence returned in the ecclesiastical courts before George Newman, doctor of laws, Official of the Archdeacon of Canterbury in a suit for tithes prosecuted for William Webbe, gent., against the said Edward. The warrant was delivered at Frittenden on 14th September, 1600, to Tristram Cowper, deputy bailiff for the Hundred of Cranbrook, and on 15th September the said Tristram, by virtue of the warrant, arrested the said Edward at Biddenden and wished to take him from there to the gaol, whereupon Edward Blashenden, named in the warrant, at Biddenden, assaulted Tristram Cowper, wounded him, and resisted the execution of the warrant.

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8 Since Roger Twysden, esq., sheriff of the county, on the last day of July, 1600, by virtue of a writ of capias utlaget against John Whitlock of Lynsted, yeoman, at the suit of William Crayford, esq., directed to the sheriff and returnable before the Queen's Justices at Westminster on the morrow [?] All Souls next, issued a warrant to Stephen Stenyngs, bailiff, for the arrest of John Whitlock, who by virtue of the warrant on 5th August, 1600, at Lynsted arrested John Whitlock and took him into custody. Later, the same day William Harris of Teynham, gentleman, John Symons of Teynham, clerk, and Hugh Willyams of Lynsted, husbandman, assaulted Stephen Stenyngs and rescued John Whitlock and took him from the custody of the bailiff so that John Whitlock has remained at large.
[In margin] John Symons appeared 21st [?] April, 1601, and submitted to the favour of the court. His fine fixed by the justices at £4 [? of which 40s. to be paid before Michaelmas next]. Memorandum that 40s. was remitted by the court of Queen's Bench to 5s.
Paid 5s. in court.
9 Thomas Blanche of Raynham, victualler, from 1st June to 20th September, 1600, without authority, kept "a comon typlinge house" and sold "ale and beere".
[In margin] Denied the indictment April, 1601.
10 Samuel Lomas, of Bexley, tailor, on 17th August, 1600, at Bexley, assaulted John Abrell and struck him on the head with a staff and wounded his head.
[In margin] He appeared at the session of the peace held here on 21st April, [1601] and acknowledged the indictment and submitted himself and his fine assessed at 2s. 6d.
11 Thomas Hale of Yalding, yeoman, and Stephen Ferris of the same, labourer, on 6th September, 1600, assaulted Elizabeth Barefoot of Yalding, widow, at Yalding, and wounded her.
[In margin] Acknowledged the indictment and submitted themselves [to the court]. Their fine assessed in court at 6d.
12 Thomas Hugget of Horsmonden, clothier, on 1st December, 1599, at Horsmonden, caused 40 lbs of white wool worth 40s. to be dyed with wood called "logwood alias Blockwood" a green colour and also on 24th September, 1600, at Horsmonden caused 30 lbs. of white wool worth 30s. to be dyed in the same way.
[In margin] Discharged, since pardoned.
13 The highway leading from Parrocke Gate to Yalding Leas, being in the parishes of [East] Peckham, Brenchley, Yalding and Nettlestead, through much use has been in a bad state of repair during the last three months. The highway ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of the parishes of [East] Peckham, Brenchley, Yalding and Nettlestead and they have not repaired the highway during the last "somertyme" as they ought according to the statute.
[In margin] 3rd April, 1603, the inhabitants of Brenchley appeared and the inhabitants of Yalding, and Thomas Hale and Richard Ducke of Peckham. Respited until St. Peter ad Vincula [1st August] for the repair of the said highway. And if not repaired and certified to the Session here then, to pay the penalty in the statute etc. To which next session at Maidstone, Richard Ducke and George Pattenden of East Peckham affirm that the part of the same highway in the same has been repaired enough and William Dunne for Brenchley the same and Henry Goslyng for Nettlestead the same.
14 The inhabitants of Aylesford for the same offence for the bad state of repair of the road leading from Millhalle to Aylesford and being in the parish of Aylesford.
15 The inhabitants of Aylesford and Allington for the same offence for the bad state of repair of the road called Hermitage Lane in the said parishes.
16 Salamon Ware of Horsmonden, yeoman, on 20th August, 1600, at Horsmonden encroached on part of the highway leading from Tonbridge to Cranbrook and dug "a sawpitt", collected "a dungmascen" and placed six large "tymber loggs" there, extending five perches in length and one perch in breadth, which encroachment has continued.
[In margin] The fine assessed by the justices at 6d. and the nuisance to be removed before the feast of All Saints [1st November] on pain of 40s.
17 John Moyce of Wateringbury, labourer, 1st September, 1600, at Wateringbury, broke and entered into "a gardner" of Richard Wylkynson, gent., and stole "two quarters of wheate" worth 40s. between 1 a. m. and 12 noon.
Therefore writ of capias
18 Thomas Mere and Thomas Griffyn, both of West Malling, shoemakers, 1st September, 1600, stole a pig worth 10d. belonging to John Clamparde of West Malling, tailor, being at West Malling. Meere convicted. Griffyn at large. Therefore process to be made.

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19 Christopher Fulleger alias Domine, John Fulleger alias Domine, Edward Turle, Robert Symons and Isaac Jynnyngs, all of Headcorn, husbandmen, riotously assembled together with other wrongdoers to the number of five persons with cannon, swords, shields, iron tipped staffs and other weapons and on 8th September, 1600, at Headcorn assaulted Thomas Sacrey and wounded him.
At this session at Maidstone 23rd September, 1600, the said Christopher, John, Robert and Isaac appear by Herbert Cadman, their attorney, and claim that the indictment is insufficient in law, plead not guilty and put themselves on the country. John Webb, gent., clerk of the peace, prosecutes.
Writ of non omittas.............. quin venire facias to summon a jury for the session at Canterbury on Tuesday next after feast of Epiphany [7th January, 1601]. John Hudson of Ulcombe, clothier, becomes surety for Christopher, John, Robert and Isaac in £5 and Christopher for himself in £10, for their appearance. On the aforesaid day the defendants appear by their attorney and John Webb appears in person but none of the jury. Therefore postponed until the Tuesday after the close of Easter next [21st April, 1601] at Maidstone. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day is given to John Webb and to Christopher, John, Robert and Isaac. Afterwards at the session at Canterbury, on 12th January, 1602, the defendants appear by their attorney and John Webb appears in person but none of the jury. Therefore no further process to be made for a jury and no further action taken against Christopher, John, Robert and Isaac.
[In margin] Pardoned.
20 Richard Merryam of Horsmonden, yeoman, on 10th February, 1598, "hath converted" a certain building "to be used as a cottage" for habitation to which the said Richard has not assigned 4a. of "grownd" "to be accompted" according to the statute for measuring lands, being the freehold "inheritance" of the said Richard, lying near the said cottage, to be occupied with the same while it is inhabited. Richard has allowed the cottage to remain inhabited from 10th February, 1598, to 20th December, 1599, to which 4a. of ground was not assigned or "was laid" "to be used and occupyed" with the said cottage during that time against the Act of Parliament of 31 Elizabeth.
At this session at Maidstone on 23rd September, 1600, Richard Merryam appears by his attorney Herbert Cadman and claims that the indictment is insufficient in law, pleads not guilty and puts himself on the country. John Webb, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes.
Writ of non omittas.......... quin venire facias to summon a jury for the session at Canterbury on the Tuesday next after the feast of Epiphany [7th January, 1601]. Solomon Ware of Horsmonden, yeoman, becomes surety for Richard Merryam in £10 and Richard for himself, in £20. On the aforesaid day John Webb appears in person and Richard Merryam by his attorney but none of the jury. Therefore postponed until the Tuesday after the close of Easter next at Maidstone. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day given to John Webb and to Richard.
[In margin] Not shown that it was inhabited for the aforesaid time or that it was inhabited. Therefore discharged.

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21 John Foster of [Horsmonden], labourer, has built a cottage at Horsmonden for habitation on the highway, without assigning 4a. of freehold land to it, against the Act of Parliament of 31 Elizabeth.
At the session held at Maidstone on 23rd September, 1600, John Foster appears by Herbert Cadman, his attorney and claims that the indictment is insufficient in law, pleads not guilty and puts himself on the country. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes.
Writ of non omittas........... quin venire facias to summon a jury for the sessions at Canterbury on the Tuesday next after the feast of Epiphany [7th January, 1601]. On which day John Webbe appears in person and John Foster by his attorney but none of the jury. Therefore postponed until the Tuesday after the close of Easter next [21st April, 1601] at Maidstone. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day is given to John Webbe and John Foster.
Badgers Authorized.
Richard Nasse of Staplehurst, yeoman, by Sir Thomas Fludd, William Sedley and Samuel Boys, esqs., justices.
Anthony Fowle of Hawkhurst, yeoman, by the same justices and Lawrence Wasshington, esq.
William Blackmore of Gravesend, yeoman, by Sir John Leveson and Sir Thomas Waller, knights, and Robert Bosville, esq., justices.
Orders made at Maidstone on 23rd September, 1600.
1 So that a new house of correction can be built at Dartford in the upper part of the lathe of Sutton at Hone, one third of the gaol and house of correction money due for Maidstone gaol from that area, to be diverted from the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist [24th June] to the maintenance of Dartford house of correction provided the arrears of the gaol and correction money are paid before the next session at Maidstone so that debts of at least £120 owing to the executors of the late receiver of the gaol and house of correction money from the lathes of Aylesford and Sutton at Hone can be paid.
2 Habeas corpora to be returnable at the next session at Canterbury to summon the juries to try the information for Savage.
3 Concerning the case of Robert Russell accused of begetting a bastard child on the body of Johanna Awborne at Staplehurst, the court is in some doubt and will be advised at the next session whether to make any alteration to their order or not, in the meantime the order of the sessions held at Easter, 1600, shall be carried out by Russell, that is he shall pay the churchwardens all the arrears due under that order before he departs from this town and pay 10d. weekly until contrary order be made. But if the court shall order it he shall have back all that he has paid to the parish of Staplehurst.
4 As it has been found by the court on examination that Charles Goodlad, late of Maidstone, blacksmith, was married about Shrovetide last, at Maidstone, to his present wife and that for five months before his marriage and also since that time he lived in Maidstone and yet he and his wife were sent from there as vagrants to Thurnham to be provided for there, it is now ordered that they shall be conveyed by the borsholder of Thurnham back to Maidstone to be set to work there and provided for as required by the statute lately made.
5 Richard Baker of Goudhurst near Flimwell not to victual any more.
6 William Yeman of Rochester, carpenter, and Thomas Fenn of Rochester shall be attached to find sureties for good behaviour.
7 Thomas Coucheman of Tonbridge, yeoman, shall be attached and brought to West Malling on Saturday next after the feast of St. Michael the Archangel [4th October, 1600] to find sureties before the justices assembled there for good behaviour.
8 Henry Hughes late of St. Mary Overy in Southwark, being committed by Robert Bosseville as a vagrant, shall be whipped and sent away.

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9 William Harrys of Tenham, gent., shall be attached for good behaviour at the information and petition of Christopher Hudson, borsholder of Tenham for various misdemeanours.
10 Thomas Lorkyn of Burham, labourer, to find sureties for good behaviour.
11 Thomas Brattle of Yalding, labourer, John Chownyng of Yalding, labourer, and Thomas Pattenden of East Peckham, butcher, to be attached and committed to gaol for keeping victualling [houses] without licence.
[Unnumbered memoranda]
Unless Thomas Turner answers to the information laid against him by Mark Savage, at the next session to be held at Canterbury it shall be enrolled that he says nothing, the defendant shall be charged at the session held at Canterbury on 13th January, 1600/1, and if default shall be made he shall be solemnly charged by the court, which default shall be recorded by the court.
At this session Thomas Wall takes as an apprentice William Cooke, the son of [blank] Cook, widow, for eight years from midsummer last to train him as a shoemaker.
William Bridges of Staplehurst, yeoman, appears on attachment to answer to the contribution of 8d. weekly for the maintenance of two of his daughter's children at Sturry, agrees to carry out the order and hands over to the clerk of the peace for the times past until Michaelmas 47s. 4d.
Recognizances Defaulted.
Percival Ive and John Godderd for good behaviour, in £20 each. Sureties, Geoffery Brasyer of Halsted, husbandman, and Mathew Deane of the same, butcher, in £10 each.
Robert Woody of Tunbridge, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £40. Surety, John Ashdowne of Leigh, yeoman, in £20.
Wyborne Harris of Tonbridge, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £40. Surety, Jonas Eldridge of Bidborough, yeoman, in £20.
Michael Coucheman of Tonbridge, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £40. Surety, Thomas Coucheman of Tunbridge, yeoman, in £20.
Richard Besbeche of Goudhurst, tipler, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Christopher Wilson of Maidstone, shoemaker, and Henry Woodfeild of Maidstone, farrier, in £10 each.
Thomas Wright of Little Thurrock, co. Essex, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Edward Maynesborough of Mucking, co. Essex, yeoman, in £10.
Zacharias Homlden of Westerham, weaver, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Edward Rolfe of St. Saviour's, co. Surrey, brasier, and Thomas Beale of Westerham, in £10 each.
Thomas Greennoth of Westfield, co. Sussex, husbandman, to answer, in £20.
John Manbey of Greenhithe, labourer, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, John Hordyne of the same, yeoman, and Baptist Piggott of Dartford, mercer, in £5 each.
Sara Rumney, wife of John Rumney of Gillingham, shipwright, to keep the peace, at the suit of Sara Hoysted. Sureties, John Rumney and John Johnson of the same shipwrights in £10 each.
"Betteris" Johnson, wife of John Johnson, to keep the peace, at the suit of Sara Hoysted. Sureties, John Johnson of Gillingham, labourer, and John Rumney of the same, shipwright, in £10.
Thomas Huggett of Horsmonden, clothier, to answer, in £10.
Robert Warner of East Greenwich, sawyer, to keep the peace at the suit of Thomas Stucke, in £10. Sureties, Richard Wright of the same, yeoman, and John Baylyf of the same, carpenter.
Hugh Lawnder of Fremyngham, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Richard Fletcher of Horton Kirby, yeoman, and Nicholas Chambers of Eynsford, blacksmith, in £10 each.
Recognizances to appear at the next Court.
John Collett of Aylesford, yeoman, to keep the peace at the suit of George Hickmott of Aylesford, yeoman, in £20. By William Sedley, esq.
Thomas Wharter of Dartford, shoemaker, for good behaviour in £20. Sureties, Abaturk Ashby and Hubbard Cane of the same in £10 each. By Clement Beer.
Samuel Lomas of Bexley, yeoman, to keep the peace at the suit of John Averell, in £20. Surety, George Goldwell, gentleman, in £10. By the same.
John Goldwell of Bexley, gentleman, to keep the peace at the suit of the same, in £20. Surety, Samuel Lomas in £10. By William Lambard.
James Robynson of Farnborough, yeoman, to appear and answer, in £10. Sureties, Robert Heth of Maidstone, yeoman, and John Cowper of Keston, husbandman, in £5 each. By Timothy Lowe.
William Swaffer of Headcorn, sawyer, for good behaviour in £10. Surety, John Topley of Headcorn, husbandman, in £5. By Edward Filmer.
John Cowper, junior, of Cudham, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Richard Peake of Chevening, yeoman, and John Cowper, senior, of Keston, husbandman, in £10 each. By Sampson Lennard.
Thomas Lockyn of Burham, labourer, for good behaviour in £20. Surety, Thomas Raynes of Burham, yeoman, in £10. By the court.
12 As Daniel Brooker, an infant, and son of Daniel Broker [sic] late of Yalding, deceased, was born at Yalding and afterwards, by provision of Daniel, the father, nursed at Yalding for twenty weeks and then nursed at Brasted for two months, during which time the father died leaving no means to support the child, and by order of Thomas Potter, esquire, a J. P. the child was sent to Yalding in accordance with the statute made in the last parliament, but the parishioners of Yalding refused to keep the child and sent it back to Brasted, contrary to the provision, and it is now ordered that the child shall be removed back to Yalding.
Special session at Maidstone on Thursday, 8th January, 1600/01, before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson, William Sedley, knights, John Richers, George Rivers, Nicholas Gilbourne, Lawrence Washington and Robert Bosseville, esquires.
Jury impannelled:- William Short, Thomas Short, John Goldsmythe, Thomas Kempe, Francis Stransham, Richard Pope, Thomas Rabbett, William Snatt, John May, George Charlton, Henry Gregory, Robert Frenche, John Masters, Edward Laurence and present
1 George Savell and John Fowle, both of Maidstone, fullers, on 24th November, 1600, at Loose, assaulted Henry Lanes and wounded him breaking "the Cannon bone" of the said Henry.
Writ of venire facias for them to appear at the next session at Canterbury on Tuesday after Epiphany next [7th January, 1601] to answer. On which day George and John do not appear. Sheriff returns nichil habent therefore writ of capias to have them at the next session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter next [21st April, 1601] to answer.
[All items followed by the words Therefore as above]
2 Robert Hooke alias Curlinge of Offham, husbandman, Richard Bathe of Meopham, husbandman, and Richard Wilkyns of West Malling, shoemaker, riotously assembled with other disturbers of the peace, armed with staffs tipped with iron and other arms, on 16th December, 1600, at Ford in Wrotham, and assaulted and wounded Henry Lorkyn and Richard Sparke.
[In margin] Robert and Richard Wilkyns, taken, appeared and submitted themselves to the court. Their fines fixed by the justices on 21st April, 1601, at £4 for Robert and 2s. for Richard Wilkyns. Estreated against both.

Special Session at Maidstone, 8th January, 1600/01  Q/SR/1/m.13d  1600/01

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3 Roger Lanes of Maidstone, baker, on 28th August, 1598, stole 16s. 8d. in money from Nicholas Hunt.
[In margin, partially illegible] Appeared and submitted. Fine assessed at 12d. Paid in court and discharged.
4 Since Thomas Cotton and Thomas Fane, knights, and Thomas Wotton, esq., and other justices, at a session at Maidstone, on Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April, 1583], in full court, according to the statute lately made and with the consent of the inhabitants of Aylesford ordered a weekly contribution of 6d. to be made for the relief of the poor prisoners in Maidstone Gaol, yet afterwards John Palmer of Aylesford, yeoman, and Stephen Smyth of Aylesford, yeoman, churchwardens of Aylesford, have not paid to [blank] constable of the ville of Aylesford and Rugmorhill, which ville and liberty have been from time immemorial in Aylesford parish, 26s. due for fifty two weeks at Michaelmas 1590.
5 Similarly against the said John Palmer and Stephen Smyth, churchwardens of Aylesford for non-payment of 26s. to [blank] constable of the ville of Aylesford and Rugmorhill due for one year to Michaelmas 1593.
6 Similarly against Richard Hartropp of Aylesford, yeoman, and Robert Tylden of Aylesford, yeoman, churchwardens of Aylesford for non-payment of 26s. to [blank] constable of the ville of Aylesford and Rugmorhill for one year to Michaelmas, 1596.
7 Similarly against John Arowe of Aylesford, yeoman, and Nicholas Manuser, of Aylesford, yeoman, churchwardens of Aylesford, for non-payment of 13s. to [blank] constable of the ville of Aylesford and Rugmorhill for half of one year to the feast of Michaelmas 1599.
8 Abell Cawsten, churchwarden of Ryarsh, for non-payment of 4s. 4d. to John Wood, constable of the hundred of Larkfield, for one half year to Michaelmas 1600.
9 William Willes and William Giles, churchwardens of Snodland, for non-payment of 6s. 6d. to John Wood, constable of the hundred of Larkfield for one half year to Michaelmas 1600.
10 William Moyse and Nicholas Beale, churchwardens of West Malling for non-payment of 13s. to Philip Gilbert and Thomas Bennett, constables of the ville of West Malling for one half year to Michaelmas 1600.
[In margin, illegible note, part missing]
11 Christopher Eldridge, churchwarden of Bidborough for non-payment of 6s. 6d. to [blank] constable of the hundred of Waslingstone for one half year to Michaelmas 1600.
12 John Oates of Wrotham, husbandman, on 20th June, 1600, broke and entered into the mansion house of Nicholas Milles, junior, at Wrotham, and stole ten measures of barley, worth 20s., and two measures of oats, worth 20d., and Richard Skynner of Wrotham, husbandman and Edward Turner of Wrotham, weaver, knowing Joan Oates had committed the said crime and stolen the said corn, on 21st June, 1600, received it from John Oates and aided and abetted him.
13 John Oates for a similar offence committed on 23rd December, 1600, for stealing 18 measures of barley, worth 36s., from Nicholas Miller and Richard Skynner and Edward Turner for receiving, aiding and abetting on 24th December, 1600.
Orders at the Special Sessions.
1 As Frances Burrage, spinster, was about 25th March last retained by John Heath of Maidstone, innkeeper to serve him for one year, where she stayed until the middle of September, when he turned her out of his service without any justice's order, contrary to the statute, having discovered she had become pregnant by Ralfe Moppe in her master's house, and Frances is now staying with her father at Yalding. Moppe having disappeared, ordered that Frances shall be sent back to John Heath as his servant until the year of her covenant has finished and that an attachment shall be made out of the court against Ralfe Moope returnable at the next general quarter sessions to answer the aforesaid objections.
2 An attachment to be awarded against William Hasted alias Butcher, of Sutton Valence, butcher, to bring him to the House of Correction at Maidstone to be punished and compelled to work as he is a disorderly person.
Recognizances to appear at the next here.
1 George Savell of Maidstone, fuller, for good behaviour in £10. Surety, John Fowle, junior, of Maidstone, fuller, in £5. Taken in court.
2 John Fowle, junior, of Maidstone, fuller, for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, George Savell of Maidstone, fuller, in £5. Taken in court.
3 Henry Lanes of Maidstone, fuller, for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, Roger Lanes of Maidstone, fuller, in £5. Taken in court.

Sessions Roll  Q/SR/2  1601

Session at Canterbury, 13th January, 1600/1  Q/SR/2/m.1  1600/1

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General session of the peace at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday after Epiphany, 13th January, 1600/1, before Thomas Wilsford, Henry Palmer, Michael Sones and William Lovelace, knights, and Peter Manwood, John Boys, Mathew Hadd, Thomas Palmer, Henry Fynch, Richard Hardres, Thomas Peyton, Richard Sondes, George Waller, Robert Edolphe, Edward Boys, Thomas Engeham, Samuel Boys, Norton Knatchbull, William Hamon, Anthony Aucher, John Johnson, Henry Paremore and John Blechenden, esquires, and others.
As it appears among the the pleas of the general session of the peace held at Canterbury Castle on the Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle last [22nd July, 1600] thus:
Kent. Memorandum that at the general session of the peace held at Canterbury Castle, on the Tuesday after Epiphany, 8th January, 1599/1600, before Edward Hoby, Michael Sondes, William Lovelace, knights, and John Boys, Mathew Hadd, Henry Fynche, Robert Edolphe and Richard Sondes, esquires, and others, Mark Savadge, citizen and white baker of London and for the Queen and for himself gives information to the court that Thomas Turner of Town Sutton [Sutton Valence], mercer, who had not exercised any art, mistery, or manual labour in use on 12th January, 1562/3, and after 1st May, 1563, that is from 7th February, 1598/9 until 8th January, 1599/1600, that is for eleven months at Town Sutton [Sutton Valence], "hath sett upp and continued" "the occupation of breaking bread", which occupation was one used in England on 12th January, 1562/3, at Maidstone, in which occupation the same Thomas Turner was never apprenticed for seven years according to the statute of 12th January, 1562/3 [5 Elizabeth cap. 4]. Whence Mark Savage asks the court to consider that Thomas Turner should forfeit £22, that is 40s. for each of the eleven months that he "hath sett up and continued" the occupation, of which he Mark Savage ought to have part, according to statute.
Thomas Turner comes here to answer in the matter and at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle, 22nd July, 1600, before Moile Fynch, Michael Sondes, William Lovelace, knights, and John Boys, Thomas Palmer, Mathew Hadd, Henry Fynche, esquires, and others, had leave to imparl the information and then comes to answer. Thomas asks to hear the information, it is read to him and when read and heard Thomas further asks leave to imparl at the next general session on Tuesday before Michaelmas, at Maidstone [23rd September, 1600]. The same day is given to the aforesaid Mark. On which day before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson, knights, and William Sedley, Sampson Lennard, esquires, and others, the said Mark comes, in his own person, and offers himself against the said Thomas who should be here on this day to answer both the Queen and Mark concerning the matter. Thomas does not come but makes default. Upon which Mark asks for judgement on the default of Thomas and that Thomas should be convicted of the wrong. Since the justices wished to consult each other about the matter a further day is given to Mark at the general session on the Tuesday after Epiphany next [13th January, 1600/1], at Canterbury Castle to hear his judgement. On which day before Thomas Wilsford, Michael Sondes, William Lovelace, knights, and John Boys, Mathew Hadd, Henry Fynche, esquires, and others, Mark comes and offers himself against Thomas in the said plea. And as before asks for judgement against Thomas on his default, that Thomas should be convicted of the wrong. Upon which it is considered by the justices with fuller knowledge, that Mark for the Queen and for himself should recover against Thomas £22 of which one half will be for the Queen and the other for Mark. Thomas is in mercy. [In margin] In mercy.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, John Smythe, esq.,........... returned.......... defaulters' fines assessed by the justices at [blank]. Certain of the constables, that is, William Brooke, gent., Philip Gybbon, Edward Dyxon, gent., Christopher Spycer, Edward Osborne, Robert Button, Arnold Cheseman, Stephen Mills, George Norwood, Laurence Packman, Jeremiah Robson, John Bolden, William Croft, Andrew Pettit, Thomas Dence, Thomas Cowland and William Twisden, present:-
1 William Samwell of Lympne, labourer, on 3rd September, 1600, at Lympne, assaulted Edward Baker.
Writ of venire facias for William Samwell to appear at the next general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [21st April, 1601] to answer. On which day William does not come, and the sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him to the next general session here at Canterbury on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle [21st July, 1600] to answer.
[All entries followed by the words, Therefore as above]
2 Thomas Peck of Elham, labourer, on 10th October, 1600, at Elham, stole a cloak, worth 5s. belonging to George Master.
3 Edward Seisman of Eastchurch in the Isle of Sheppey, husbandman, on 2nd December, 1600, at Eastchurch "dischardged" "a fowlinge peece" "chardged with powder and haile shott" at a rabbit.

Session at Canterbury, 13th January, 1600/1  Q/SR/2/m.1d  1600/1

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4 Richard Mockett of Challock, labourer, from 1st August, 1600, to 13th January, 1600/1, at Challock, kept a "Common Tiplinge house", without licence and sold bread, ale and beer.
5 John Birde of Challock, labourer, during the same time, at Challock, committed a similar offence.
6 Peter Santyng of Westgate, tipler, from 30th November, 1600, to 13th January, 1600/1, at Westgate, without licence, kept "A Common Tipling house" and sold "Ale and beere".
[The following for similar offences for the same length of time in the places where they lived]
7 John Nall of Westgate, tipler
8 Cornelius Whitfeild of Westgate, tipler
9 Thomas Edmondes of Westgate, tipler
10 John Hickes of Westgate, tipler
11 Giles Greene of Westgate, tipler
12 Richard Fydge of Westgate, tipler
13 George Houldstocke of Westgate, tipler
14 Reginald Smyth of Buckland near Dover, tipler
15 Mildred Acton of Sutton Valence, widow, on the 1st April, 1600, entered on a piece of the highway there, lying next to the orchard of Giles Byschopp of Sutton Valence, clothier, in the occupation of James Batemen, and leading from Headcorn to Maidstone, and dug a ditch, and enclosed "one yard of land" with the ditch, erected "posts and Rayles", planted a "quicksett" hedge and has continued the encroachment.
16 On the 20th May, 1600, Anthony Kettle of Chart Sutton, blacksmith, built a cottage for habitation in Sutton Valence, for himself and for Christopher Kettle of Chart Sutton, blacksmith, to which Anthony did not assign four acres of land, against the statute of 31 Elizabeth I, and they have continued the offence from the 20th May, 1600, to the 12th January, 1600/1.
17 Thomas Walker of St. Margarets, tipler, licenced to keep "A Common Alehouse" in St. Margarets, on the 30th November, 1600, and on various occasions before and afterwards allowed the playing of a game called "tables" and other unlawful games there.
18 James Stedman of Biddenden, labourer, on the 1st May, 1600, enclosed with a hedge part of a public footpath in Biddenden leading from Biddenden to Smarden and has since kept it enclosed.

Session at Canterbury, 13th January, 1600/1  Q/SR/2/m.2  1600/1

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19 As Sir Thomas Cotton, Sir Thomas Fane and Thomas Wotton, esq., and other justices assembled at the general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April], 1583, according to statute, assessed the parishioners of Elmstead to contribute to the relief of the poor prisoners imprisoned in the gaol at Canterbury Castle, 2d. each week, however Edmund Cloke, churchwarden of Elmstead, ought to have paid at or before Michaelmas 1600 to the constable of the hundred of Stowting 4s. 4d. owing for twenty six weeks at the same feast, and has not paid.
20 Similarly against Robert Macham, churchwarden of Shepherdswold, for non-payment of 2s. 2d. to the constables of the hundred of Bewsborough, owing for half a year at the same feast.
[The following for similar offences for money owing for the same length of time at the same feast]
21 Abraham Upton, churchwarden of St. Margaret's-next-Dover for non-payment of 2s. 2d. to the constable of the hundred of [blank].
22 Ralph Freman, constable of the town and liberty of Ashford for non-payment of 6s. 6d. to the collector of the gaol money.
23 Abraham Amys, constable of the hundred of Longbridge for non-payment of 26s. to the collector of the gaol money.
[In margin] The aforesaid Abraham appeared on the 21st July at Canterbury Castle and paid and is discharged].
24 "Thormax" Wells, constable of the hundred of Allowesbridge for non-payment of 8s. 8d. to the collector of the gaol money.
25 William Haselherst, constable of the hundred of Ham for non-payment of 8s. 8d. to the collector of the gaol money.
26 George Rolfe, constable of the hundred of Bircholt Barrony for non-payment of 8s. 8d. to the collector of the gaol money.
27 John Bynge and Richard Waller, constables of the hundred of Faversham, for non-payment of 1s. 4d. to the collector of the gaol money.
Orders made at the said general session at Canterbury Castle on the 13th January, 1600/01.
1 Master Edward Boys to bind Margaret Pratt of Ham, spinster, to be of good behaviour and to appear at the next general session here, at the request of Oliver Hewson for words spoken against him.
2 John Churchyard of Preston, labourer, to appear before Richard Sondes, esq. and to be bound by recognizance not to keep victualling any more.
3 Michael Cooke to find good sureties to keep the peace toward all the Queen's subjects and particularly towards Laurence Hart.
4 Thomas Moore, a vagrant, to be sent to Charing where he says he was born to be kept there until it can be proved that he was born elsewhere.
5 As it is shown to this court that Thomas Country received from Ralph Chevys of Ickham, £4 to discharge him and the said parish from keeping a bastard child begotten by Ralph Chevys, it is now ordered that the said Country shall keep the child until he brings into court the £4 and redelivers it to Chevys or else shows sufficient cause to the contrary.
6 As the court understands that the bastard child aged six or seven years old, born to Susan Effeild of Sittingbourne, was left by her at Sittingbourne about two years ago when she married one Highwood and was taken by him to Canterbury where she and Highwood now live and keep house together, and have sufficient means to maintain the child, yet the child has remained at Sittingbourne, kept at the charge of the parishioners there, instead of being kept by Highwood and his wife, his [the child's] mother, therefore it is ordered that the child shall be sent to Canterbury to Highwood to be kept by him and his wife.
7 As the court understands that Mary Lawnder of Sittingbourne, spinster, is a woman of incontinent life and has given birth in Sittingbourne to at least five or six bastard children and that John Collens, a boy of fifteen or sixteen, of Sittingbourne, is "a very lewde boye given to idlenes", and is not willing to stay in any one's service or to be ruled by a master, ordered that Mary and John are to be sent to the house of correction at Canterbury.
8 A licence is granted by this court to Edward Bewman of Winsborough, labourer, to build a house or cottage on the waste of Thomas Peyton, esq., in Winsborough.
9 [Blank] Yemanson to pay 20s. a year to Katherine, wife of Andrew Churche, towards her maintenance.
10 John Bishopenden, a soldier, to have £4 a year paid to him by the Treasurer for East Kent. By Thomas Wilsford and William Lovelace, knights and Peter Manwood, George Waller and Richard Hardres, esquires, justices.
[In Latin]
Unless Turner appears with his answer before the court rises, judgement to be entered by the court. [In margin] Savage who etc. against Turner.
Unless Roger Lanes replies to the information laid against him by Mark Savage who etc.; at the next general session held at Maidstone it shall be entered that he says nothing, by the court. [In margin] The same against Lanes.
Badgers Authorized.
1 John Castlock of Faversham, maltster, by Henry Palmer and Michael Sondes, knights and Richard Sondes, esq., justices.
2 Richard Peers of Faversham, maltster, by the same justices.
3 John Hamon of Faversham, yeoman, by Michael Sondes and William Lovelace, knights, and Richard Sondes, esq., justices.
4 John Lawrence of Faversham, merchant, by the same justices.
5 Thomas Upton of Sittingbourne, yeoman, by Thomas Peyton, Robert Edolphe and Nicholas Gilbourne, esquires.
6 William Wayman of Faversham by William Lovelace and Richard Sondes, knights, and Thomas Engeham, esq., justices.
Tiplers Authorized.
[Principals in £10 and sureties in £5 each]
1 Robert Heritage of Lydden, yeoman, by William Hamon and Mathew Hadd, esquires, and other justices; sureties, Henry Toms of Buckland, yeoman and John Clement of Lydden, yeoman. On condition that Robert observes the articles to be performed by tiplers.
2 Samuel Packer of Wincheap [in Canterbury], husbandman, by Peter Manwood and John Bleckenden, esquires; sureties, Richard Packer of Canterbury, yeoman, and Samuel Chaundler of Canterbury, butcher, condition as above.
[All entries followed by the words Condition as above]
3 John Clay of Harbledown, victualler, by Sir William Lovelace and Mathew Hadd; sureties, Christopher [blank] of the same, drover, and Richard Cornford of the same, potter.
4 Thomas Payne of Egerton, tanner, by Richard Deringe and Nicholas Gilbourne, esquires; sureties, Edward Wolgate, husbandman and Ralph Elson of Egerton.
5 John Nepecker of Pluckley, yeoman, by the same justices; sureties, James Henman, yeoman, and Walter Butcher of Pluckley.
6 Geoffrey Frowde of Appledore, butcher, by the same justices; sureties, John Gibson of Appledore, yeoman, and James Henman of Pluckley, yeoman.
7 Thomas Barlynge of Egerton, tailor, by the same justices; sureties, Robert Spice and Edward Fenner of Egerton, yeoman.
8 John Austen of Littlebourne, yeoman, by Thomas Palmer, esq.; sureties, Sampson Fayreman and John Austen, junior, of Ickham, yeoman.
9 Samuel Elnor of "Broade Oake", labourer, by Peter Manwood and John Boys, esquires; sureties, John Phillips and Stephen Blaxland both of the same, yeoman.

Session at Maidstone, 21st April, 1601  Q/SR/2/m.3  1601

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General session of the peace held at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter, the 21st April, 1601, before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson and Thomas Waller, knights, and William Sedley, Sampson Lennard, John Richers, George Rivers, George Chowne, Lawrence Wasshington, Nicholas Gilbourne, Samuel Boys, Samuel Lennard, Zachary Scott and Richard Pottman, esquires, and others.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, John Smythe, esq.,........... returned.......... defaulters' fines assessed at 13s. 4d. Certain of the constables, that is James Launce, Timothy Swanne, Richard Weller, Humphrey Mortisshedd, Thomas Tunbridge, John Hayes, Robert Streatfeild, William Bogherst, John Furner, John Maynard, Thomas Dan, Henry Barton, Henry Selherst, Rogger Pattenson, Robert Pilcher, Edward Osborne and Peter Partridge, present:-
1 William Austen of Barham, gentleman, on the 18th April, 1601, at Sittingbourne assaulted James Bateman, gentleman.
Therefore writ of venire facias for him to appear at the next session at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle next [21st July, 1601] to answer, on which day at Canterbury Castle he does not come and the sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at the next session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas next [22nd September, 1601].
[All items except Nos. 3, 4, 6, 14, 23, 36 followed by the words Therefore as above]
2 As Sir Thomas Fludd, one of the justices of the peace, on the 7th January, 1600/01, issued a warrant to Richard Buckland, senior, of Staplehurst, constable of the hundred of Marden to produce William Baker, senior, and William Baker, junior, before him to find sureties to keep the peace, at the request of John Ferrell, which warrant was delivered to Richard Buckland on the 8th January, 1600/01, yet he has not executed it.
3 John Abarowe of Biddenden, carpenter, on the 20th April, 1601, at Halden, assaulted John Stedman and struck him on the shin with a staff held in his right hand.
And at this session John Abarowe comes by Herbert Cadman, his attorney, makes a defence... asks to hear the indictment; it is read, which having been read and heard, John claims that the indictment is insufficient in law, that he does not need to reply to the plea, says he is not guilty and puts himself on the country. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of non ommittas quin venire facias to the sheriff to summon a jury before the justices at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle next [21st July, 1601].
4 Thomas Miller of Aylesford, tailor, on the 26th March, 1601, at Aylesford, assaulted Anne, wife of Simon Hills of Aylesford, tailor.
[In margin] Thomas appeared, acknowledged the indictment, his fine assessed in court at 6d., paid to the sheriff. Discharged.
5 Richard Smyth of Bexley, yeoman, on the 1st March, 1600/01 at Dartford and in various other markets on various other days both before and after that, engrossed 20 quarters of wheat to the value of £30.

Session at Maidstone, 21st April, 1601  Q/SR/2/m.3d  1601

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6 William Clegent of Gravesend, mariner, on the 31st January, 1600/01, at Gravesend, assaulted [Henry] Stacey of Gravesend.
7 [As Sir Thomas Cotton], Sir Thomas Fane and Thomas Wotton, esq., and other justices assembled at the general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April], 1583, according to statute, assessed the inhabitants of the hundred of Downhamford to contribute to the relief of the poor prisoners in the gaol at Canterbury Castle [9d.] each week, however Stephen Gybbes, constable of the hundred of Downhamford ought to have paid at or before Michaelmas 1600 to the collector of the gaol money 9s. 9d. owing for thirteen weeks at the same feast, and he has not paid.
8 Similarly against Richard Harvey, constable of Eastry, for non-payment of 4s. 4d. to the collector of the gaol money owing for a similar time at the same feast.
[The following items 9-12 as in 8 above]
9 Richard Burden, constable of the hundred of Bewsborough for non-payment of 4s. 4d.
10 William Hubbard, constable of the hundred of Street, for non-payment of 3s. 3d.
11 Philip Dence, constable of the hundred of Wye, for non-payment of 9s. 9d.
12 Robert Spice, constable of the hundred of Calehill for non-payment of 9s. 9d. [In margin] Discharged.
13 As in the statute of 5 Elizabeth it was enacted that if anyone after the feast of Pentecost, 1563, illegally broke and entered upon any park enclosed for the grazing of "Deare" or hunted, stole or killed any deer in such a park without licence he should be imprisoned for three months and at the end of that time he should find sufficient sureties for his good behaviour for the space of seven years, or else remain in prison without bail, yet a certain John Clement of Cuxton, yeoman, on 12th January, 1600/01, broke and entered upon a park of Edward Nevill de Beravennye, called "Berlinge Parke", in Birling, without authority, and hunted "A Tegge" with "a Greyhounde", killed it and carried it off.
14 Samuel Webbe of Maidstone, mercer, on the 27th March, 1601, at Maidstone, in the highway there, assaulted Robert Parvenger of Maidstone and struck him with a staff to the value of 8d.
[In margin] Present in court, submitted himself, acknowledged the indictment and his fine assessed in court at £5.
15 William Tylden of Bearsted, yeoman, on the 2nd February, 1600/01, assaulted John Ayherst at Bearsted, in the highway there.
16 William Tylden of Bearsted, yeoman, and John Watts of Hollingbourne, weaver, on the 2nd February, 1600/01, at Bearsted, in the highway there, assaulted John Ayherst.

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17 Thomas Buckhurst of Hawkhurst, husbandman, on the 23rd January, 1600/01, at Hawkhurst, assaulted Thomas Beechinge and struck him violently on the shin with a staff.
18 William Baker, senior, and William Baker, junior, both of Staplehurst, shoemakers, on the 14th December, 1600, at Staplehurst, assaulted John Ferroll, and William Baker, junior, struck him on the head with a staff.
19 Edmund Lynche, of Addington, yeoman, being the "owner" of a cottage in Addington, on the 1st June, 1597, received into his cottage certain "inmates", to live there, that is Francis Danke with his wife and children from the 1st June, 1597, to the 20th April, 1601, and from the 20th May, 1598, Henry Neate, clerk, with his wife and children until 20th April, 1601, and from the 1st November, 1600, [blank] Fuller with his wife and children until the 20th April, 1601, and from the 12th March, 1600/01 [blank] Turner, widow, until the 20th April, 1601.
20 Hamon Powell of Birling, husbandman, on various occasions from the 1st January, 1599/1600, to the 10th April, 1600, at Birling, without licence, kept "A Comon tiplinge howse" and sold "ale & Beere".

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21 As in the Statute of the 12th January 5 Elizabeth [1563] it was enacted that if anyone after the 10th April, 1563, unlawfully commit perjury in any court [courts listed] each offender shall forfeit for each offence £20 and to be imprisoned for six months and the oath of any such person not to be received in any court of record in England or the March of Wales until the judgement against such a person shall be reversed. On reversal the parties grieved to recover damages against the persons who procured the said judgment so reversed by process of Common Law. And if it happens that the offender has not got goods and chattels to the value of £20 then he shall be placed in the pillory in any market within the county or borough where the offence was committed, and there to have both ears nailed. And the half of the money, goods and chattels forfeited to go to the Queen and the other half to those wronged if they sue for the same; yet however Robert Austen, weaver, Judith Austen, spinster, Joan Austen, spinster, all of Horsmonden, on the 26th June, 1600, at Assizes before Francis Gawdy, one of the judges of the Queen's Bench, and George Kingsmyll, one of the judges of Common Pleas, in the trial of an action of trespass and assault between Benjamin Austen and Elizabeth his wife, complainants, and Abraham Willard, weaver, John Willard, clothier, Thomas Willard, husbandman, all of Horsmonden, defendants, being witnesses for the prosecution, on oath, falsely witnessed that John Willard, one of the defendants, at the time of the trespass and assault, that is on the 1st August, 1599, was at Goudhurst, at the place where the assault took place, when in fact John Willard at that time and for one hour before and six hours afterwards was at Marden and not at Goudhurst and never attacked Elizabeth Austen.
[In margin] Sent to the court of Queen's Bench by writ of certiorari.
22 Similarly Benjamin Austen, weaver, Judith Austen, spinster, and Joan Austen, spinster, all of Horsmonden, on the 26th June, 1600, at Assizes [as above] in a case of trespass and assault between Robert Austen, complainant and Abraham Willard, weaver, John Willard, clothier, and Thomas Willard, husbandman, all of Horsmonden, defendants, being witnesses for the prosecution, on oath, falsely witnessed that John Willard, one of the defendants, on the 1st August, 1599, was at Goudhurst........ [as in 21 above] and never attacked Robert Austen.
[In margin] Sent to the court of Queen's Bench by writ of certiorari.

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23 Half of Lamberhurst bridge on the highway leading from Lamberhurst to Tonbridge has for a year been out of repair and it ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of the borough of Lamberhurst.
They appeared at the general session held on the 22nd September, 1601, and affirmed that the bridge is sufficiently repaired. Therefore no process nor anything further to be brought against them.
[In margin in English]. Memorandum to make a warrant to the inhabitants of the borough of Lamberhurst to make a sess to satisfy and pay the carpenters for the amending Lamberhurst bridge heretofore presented for being in decay.
24 The jury empannelled for the villes of Brasted and Tonbridge, that is John Jorden, William Sone, John Brooker, Thomas Deane, James Cacott, John Lorkin, Ambrose Martin, William Harris, junior, John Children, John Keble, John Carpenter, Robert Corne, William Raynes and Edward Mylles, present that a public bridge in Speldhurst, being on the road leading from Rusthall to Tonbridge is in great decay because of the overflowing of the "millponde" of a mill called Bickeild Mill, occupied by Reginald Moyce and also the highway there is damaged for a length of 20 feet and a width of 12 feet by the same overflow of water and this has continued from the 10th April, 1600, to the 22nd April, 1601, through the fault of the said Reginald who has allowed the water to overflow.
25 John Mylles of Tonbridge, blacksmith, on the 10th April, 1601, at Tonbridge, encroached on part of the highway leading from "Whatscrosse" to Tonbridge, and enclosed a piece containing 6 perches in length and four feet in breadth with a hedge, which encroachment has continued.
26 The highway leading from "Rabbett's Corner" in Yalding to the mansion house of [blank] Herneden, widow, has become muddy and founderous through failure to make hedges and scour the ditches next to the highway which ought to be done by Ezechial Fleete, Thomas Kyrkyn, [blank] Somers, widow, John Carnall, [blank] Harnden, widow, Robert Penherst, Thomas Hull, Michael Honney and Thomas Langley, inhabitants of Yalding, occupiers of the adjoining land.
[In margin, part missing].......... by four that is John Carnold [sic], Thomas Hall, Michael Honney and Thomas Langley.................. [blank] Herenden, widow,.......... appeared and swore to remedy it.
27 "A Fludd dyke" running from a lock at Damon Bridge to the river there has become muddy through failure to scour and repair it, so that the highway by the ditch for a length of [blank] feet and a width of [blank] feet has become greatly decayed by flooding from the ditch which ought to be repaired by [blank] Somers of Yalding, widow.
28 As Sir Thomas Cotton, Sir Thomas Fane and Thomas Wotton, esq., and other justices assembled at the general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April] 1583, according to statute, assessed the parishioners of Chislehurst to contribute to the relief of the poor prisoners imprisoned in the gaol at Canterbury Castle, [blank] each week, however John Shott and Edward Strett, churchwardens of Chislehurst, ought to have paid at or before Lady Day, 1601, to Henry Kickley, constable of the hundred of Ruxley 2s. 10½d. owing for twenty six weeks at the same feast and they have not paid.
[In margin] [In English] Memorandum to ask Mr. Raworth be satisfied. [In Latin] For this day notified....... [obscure].
29 Similarly against Christopher Marten and William Attwater, churchwardens of Lenham, for non-payment of 26s. to Adam Wood, one of the constables of the hundred of Eythorne, owing for a whole year at the same feast.
[In margin] Discharged because it is certified by Mr. Raworth that the money has been paid.
[Similarly against the following for contributions owing to the same constable for a similar length of time at the same feast]
30 [Blank] Bateman, churchwarden of Wormshill, for non-payment of 8s. 8d.
31 Edward Burton, churchwarden of Huckinge, for non-payment of 4s. 2d.
32 William Hutchen, churchwarden of Otterden, for non-payment of 8s. 8d.
[In margin] Paid the sum at Canterbury Castle in January, 1601/2, see entry in the calendar of that session.
33 Similarly against Edward Godden, churchwarden of Paddlesworth for non-payment of 4s. 4d. to Robert Ollyver, gentleman, constable of the hundred of Larkfield, owing for half a year at the same feast.
34 Similarly against Roger Humfrey, constable of the ville of Tonbridge, for non-payment of 17s. 4d. to the collector of the above payments, owing for half a year at Michaelmas 1600.
35 The jury empannelled for the hundred of Larkfield [blank space left for the names] present that a public bridge called Hopemyll Bridge, near a mill called Hopemyll in Goudhurst being on a road leading to Goudhurst has been ['literally is and continues to be'] in a bad state of repair since the 1st November, 1600, until the 1st April, 1601, through the neglect of the inhabitants of Goudhurst.
36 A public bridge called Hopemyll Bridge in Horsmonden and Goudhurst [as above] has been in a bad state of repair. It ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Horsmonden and Goudhurst.
[In margin] Richard Bey and others of Goudhurst affirmed that the aforesaid bridge being sufficiently repaired, at the general session on the 22nd September, 1601, therefore no further process to be made.

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37 The highway leading from "Salters Crosse" in Yalding to "the longe barres" in Yalding is very muddy, deep and hollow because of the lack of clearing called "shovelinge" of the earth which frequently falls down from the "banckes" and "hills" adjoining the road for a length of twenty perches by the lands of Edward Carden, yeoman, there, and has been in that state from the 1st January to the 22nd April, 1601.
[In margin] Edmund Carden voluntarily appeared and swore it would be put right.
38 "A Fludd dyke" on a highway in Nettlestead leading from "the Corner of Hatches meade" in Nettlestead to "the mill streme" running from the mill of Henry Wheatmall, gentleman, is full of mud and gravel [zabulo et lute adimpleta] through lack of scouring, for a length of ten virgates, adjoining the land of Alexander Lewknor, gentleman, of Yalding and has been so for the space of half a year last past, so that the rain water cannot be carried away from the road by the said ditch.
[In margin] Alexander Lewknor voluntarily appeared and swore to put it right.
39 Jeremiah Flete of Yalding, yeoman, on the 28th January, 1600/01, at Yalding, on the highway, there, near a certain [blank] called "Stall" belonging to the said Jeremiah, heaped up "A dungmaxen" so that it encroached on the highway and allowed it to remain.
[In margin] The within named Jeremiah appeared and swore that it would be put right.
Orders made at general sessions at Maidstone on the 21st of April 1601.
1 Samuel Webbe of Maidstone, mercer, to continue to be bound from session to session until he can show testimony by some better persons of the town that his behaviour has improved.
2 Hugh Newenden of Maidstone, husbandman, to be discharged from service as his apprenticeship has ended and because before that he was a ward of the Queen.
3 The inhabitants of Brasted are not to be joined in future with Tonbridge for the hundred inquest but with the hundred of Codsheath.
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General session of the peace at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle, on the 21st July, 1601, before Thomas Wilsford, Michael Sondes and William Lovelace, knights, and Peter Manwood, John Boys, Richard Hardres, Thomas Palmer, Mathew Hadd, Henry Fynche, Thomas Peyton, James Crowmer, Nicholas Gilborne, John Beckenden, Thomas Engeham, Edward Hales, Samuel Boys, John Johnson, and Thomas Harfleete, esquires and others.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, John Smyth, esq., ............... returned.............. defaulters fines assessed at 10s. Certain of the constables, that is William Thwaytes, gentleman, Edward Dyxson, Stephen Mylles, Nicholas Brooke, Thomas Oldfield, John Marche, John Deane, Robert Pylcher, Thomas Waterman, Christopher Spycer, Peter Partridge, John Den, Clement Janoock, Lawrence Omer, junior, John Hamon, Ambrose Wilson and Thomas Dence, present.
1 William Bowlinge, husbandman, Robert Barrowe, yeoman, and Robert Baldocke, tailor, all of Wye, on the 4th July, 1601, illegally broke and entered the mansion house of Elias Martyn at Lower Hardres, of which William Hawke is the owner, expelled Elias against his will and so deseized William Hawke of his free tenement and on the 21st July, 1601, forcibly excluded them.
Writ of venire facias for William Bowling, Robert Barrowe and Robert Baldocke to appear at the session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas next [22nd September, 1601] to answer, on which day they do not come and the sheriff returns nichil habent, therefore writ of capias to have them at the next session at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday after Epiphany [12th January, 1601/2].
[In margin] Bowlyng and Barrowe and Baldock appeared and were discharged because pardoned by Act of Parliament. Restitution of possession of the premises was made.

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2 Thomas Funix of Hougham, gentleman, on the 1st June, 1601, enclosed with a hedge and a ditch "a Common Ponde" in Hougham [abutting to] a highway on the north and north-west and to a certain other pond of the said Thomas Funix on the south and southwest and from the 1st June to the 21st July, 1601, has converted it to his own use.
Writ of venire facias for him to appear at the session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaeomas [22nd September, 1601] to answer, on which day Thomas comes by Francis Raworth, his attorney and offers a defence, asks to hear the indictment; it is read to him and hearing the same Thomas claims that the indictment is insufficient in law, that he does not need to reply, and that he is not guilty and puts himself on the country. John Webbe, gent., clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of non ommittas quin venire facias to summon a jury before the justices at the general session at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday after the feast of Epiphany next [12th January, 1601/2]. The same day is given to John Webbe and Thomas Funix. John Rogers of Canterbury, gentleman, and William Jenkyn of Folkestone, yeoman, came into court and became sureties for Thomas Funix in £5 each and Thomas Furnix for himself in £10.
3 John Wade of Bobbing, victualler, from the 30th May, 1598, to the 20th July, 1601, at Bobbing, without licence, kept "A Common Tiplinge howse" and sold "Ale and Beere".
Writ of venire facias for him to appear at the session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas next [22nd September, 1601] to answer, on which day John did not come and the sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at the session at Canterbury on Tuesday after the feast of Epiphany next [12th January, 1601/2].
[Items 4 to 29 followed by the words, Therefore as above]
4 Clement Bayly of Milton, yeoman, for the same time, at Milton, for a similar offence.
[The following for similar offences in the places where they lived]
5 John Shaxsted of St. Lawrence, Thanet, labourer, from the 1st May, 1600, to the 10th July, 1601.
6 Henry Jurden of Ickham, labourer, from the 11th July to 20th July, 1601.
7 Joseph Dynehepetam of Littlebourne, labourer, for the same time.
8 Richard Taylor of Stodmarsh, labourer, for the same time.
9 Thomas Birde of Westgate, labourer, for the same time.
10 James Coppinge of Westgate, labourer, for the same time.

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11 William Selbye of Eythorne, labourer, for the same time.
12 Ralph Goldsmyth of Newington, butcher, since the 27th July, 1600, has allowed the blood and refuse of cattle killed by him, to run down "Newington Streete", which is the highway from Newington to Sittingbourne, whereby it has become putrid.
[In margin] The aforesaid Ralph appeared on the 11th January, 1602/3 and was given ten days to amend the nuisance. He is to be discharged if he should certify at the next session at Maidstone that he has amended the nuisance.
13 John Tridder of Chartham, smith, on the 1st March, 1600/01, broke and entered the close of John Henneker at Chartham and stole a wether worth 12d. belonging to John Henneker.
14 Augustine Turney of Bishopsbourne, labourer, on the 17th July, 1601, at Bridge, had "A Burdinge peece" "Chardged with powder and hayle shott" and "dischardged" it on the "Connyborowe" of Thomas Gregory in Bridge.
15 Nicholas Stookes, gentleman, William Drayton, yeoman, and William Safrey, yeoman, all of Tilmanstone, together with other disturbers of the peace to the number of three, riotously assembled, and broke into the house of Alexander Tayler in Tilmanstone and assaulted him.
[In margin] All appeared on the 12th January [1601/2] and discharged because pardoned.
16 Edward Solly of Wingham, husbandman, dug up the road at Metfield leading from Wingham to Dover in various places between "Wyngham Streete" and Wyngham Downe and carried away earth and stone, making deep holes in various places.
[In margin] Solly appeared 12th January [1601/2] at Canterbury Castle and denied the indictment. Therefore he is to be bound with his sureties to prosecute his traverse. Pardoned by general pardon. Discharged by pardon.
17 A bridge, which has been in use since time immemorial in the parish of Graveney and borough of Waterham, from the 30th June, 1601, has been out of repair and the inhabitants of the parish of Graveney and borough of Waterham ought to repair it.
18 Inquisition taken at Minster on the 28th May, 1601, before John Blechenden and Henry Paramor, esquires, two justices of the peace, before Bartholomew Saunder, Gregory Curlinge, William Bynge, Geoffrey Sandwell, George Durlinge, William Nethersole, David Elner, John Curling, Nicholas Troward, Nicholas Constant, John Cowper, Nicholas Jode, Richard Sackett, Richard Webbe, Zacharia Parker, and Godfrey Whitworth, present that William Meryam, John Lee, William Reynolds, John Lunn, Percival Hamon, Samuel Towers together with other unknown disturbers of the peace to the number of six, at Minster, on the 1st May, 1601, between the hours of seven and nine a. m. riotously entered the house of John Lee in Minster-in-Thanet and assaulted Lamuel [sic] Heyld, the Queen's special bailiff and William Segar his assistant.
[In margin] Lee and Hamond submitted to the court and acknowledged the indictment. However since it is removed from there, returned to the Court of Queen's Bench, therefore let the assessment of the fine be stayed until it shall appear what the Court of Queen's Bench shall decide and in the meantime they are committed to prison until security shall be found for their appearance in the Court of Queen's Bench. Lee appeared 12th January, 1601/2, and because pardoned, he is discharged. Lunn appeared on the same day and is similarly discharged. Meriam similarly appeared and is discharged.

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19 Lawrence Greenestreet of [blank], yeoman, one of the constables of the hundred of Faversham, on the 12th July, 1601, having information that both before and after that, vagabonds and suspicious persons were housed in a house called Mackner in Preston, yet on the 20th July, 1601, allowed them to go freely in the hundred of Faversham and in Boughton-under-Blean.
[In margin] Discharged.
20 As Sir Thomas Cotton, Sir Thomas Fane and Thomas Wotton, esq., and other justices assembled at the general session at Maidstone on Tuesday, after the close of Easter [9th April] 1583, according to statute, assessed the parishioners of Bonnington to contribute to the relief of the poor prisoners imprisoned in the gaol of Canterbury Castle [blank] each week. Gilbert Cuttler, churchwarden of Bonnington ought to have paid at or before the feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist [24th June] 1601 to Simon Oldfeild, constable of the hundred of Street 4s. 8d. owing for [blank] at the same feast and has not paid.
[In margin] Discharged.
21 Similarly against John Rogers, bailiff of the ville of Newenden, for non-payment of 4s. 4d. to Thomas Godfrey, collector of the money for the maimed soldiers, owing for half a year to the feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist [24th June] 1601.
[In margin] Discharged.
22 Similarly against Richard Cullen, constable of the hundred of Bridge and Petham, for non-payment of 7s. 7d. to the same, owing for twelve weeks at the same feast.
23 Similarly against John Strong, constable of the hundred of Waltham and Petham for non-payment of 3s. 8d. to the same owing for twelve weeks to Michaelmas.
[In margin, incomplete] Since it was agreed........ they are "consfactum" as appears Epiphany 1602.
24 Similarly against John Cooke, constable of the hundred of Blengate, for non-payment of 11s. 11d. to the same, owing for twelve weeks to the feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist [24th June] 1601.
25 Similarly against William Bynge, constable of the hundred of Ringelow, for non-payment of 6s. 6d. to the same owing for the same time to Lady Day 1601.
[In margin] Paid 6s. 6d....... [obscure]........ court on 12th January 1601/2, therefore discharged.
26 Similarly, against Laurence Pecknam, constable of Ringlow, for non-payment of 13s. to the same, owing for half a year to the feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist 1601.
[In margin] Appeared 12th January, 1601/2 and here gave evidence that......... [obscure],........ therefore discharged.
27 Similarly against Josiah Clynch, churchwarden of Eastling, for non-payment of 4s. 4d. to Arthur Francklyn, constable of the hundred of Faversham, owing for half a year at the feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist 1601.
28 Similarly against Robert Button, constable of the hundred of Aloesbridge, for non-payment of [missing]s. and 8d. to Richard Packer, collector of the gaol money, owing for half a year to Lady Day 1601.
29 Similarly against Thomas Button, constable of the hundred of Ham, for non-payment of 8s. 8d. to the same owing for the same time at the same feast.
[In margin, note torn and defaced]
Orders made at the general session at Canterbury Castle, 21st July 1601.
[1] All pensions to maimed soldiers above £4 a year to be revoked and renewed at [torn] a year and not above, as the revenues of this part of the county are not able to [? sustain] them in any more liberal sum. All that are under £4 shall [? continue] as they did.
[2] Christopher Bacheler of St. Lawrence to be collector for the maimed soldiers instead of [Thomas] Godfrey for the East part of the county.
[3] James Crowner, esq., by election of the court to be Treasurer for the [missing]

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[4] [Missing] Boys, esq. one of the justices of the peace, at the request of [the justices] assembled at the last session inspected the poor people in the hospital at [Key] Street [in Borden] and reports to the court "their poore estate", ordered that Richard Sherwyn, master of the hospital shall continue to keep [missing] people there, that is of four, beside himself and his wife and register their names among the records of this court and have for their maintenance 20 marks a year paid quarterly by the Treasurer and if any of the said poor die then he is to receive another by order of the justices from time to time.
5 The matter concerning Huson to be left for further examination at the next Quarter Sessions and meanwhile the adequacy of the previous order made by Master Peyton and others to be examined further as none of the justices are named in the same order as being of the Quorum.
6 As previously at several Quarter Sessions held here for the county it has been ordered that Sylvester Glover shall be provided for at Tunstal which order has been infringed by James Crowmer, esq., and other inhabitants of Tunstal, alleging that she ought to be kept at [blank] in the said county where she was [blank], now for the final end of the dispute it is ordered that the former order shall stand and nothing to be altered at all hereafter.
7 Richard Hudson of Wingham, victualler, for various misdemeanours allowed by him in his house, certified by Thomas Palmer, esq., at this session, to be disallowed from keeping victualling there.
8 Andrew Pettyt, one of the constables of the hundred of Boughton-under-Blean, who was ordered to put Austin Kinge in prison, committed by Sir Michael Sondes and did not do so, is to pay for his fine 26s. 8d. which sum is to be allotted towards the repairing of the sessions house at Canterbury Castle.
9 [Blank] Cooper of [blank] to remain in gaol until he finds sureties for good behaviour and for supporting a bastard child begotten on the body of [blank].
10 As Katherine, the wife of Andrew Church has been left by her husband, who forsook her at Thannington about Easter last and has stayed away ever since, while she has wandered up and down the county between Thannington and Bredgate where she was born, the parishioners of Thannington, pretending that she ought to be provided for by Bredgate, instead of at Thannington where according to statute she should be maintained because she was living there with her husband when he left her, therefore Katherine to be sent by the Borsholder of Wincheap to Thannington to be relieved according to the statute.
11 As the parishioners of Hernehill in the hundred of Boughton-under-Blean have complained that they are not able to relieve their poor and that there is no justice of the peace in that hundred to order what other parishes should help them, therefore the two justices of the peace nearest that hundred to consider and order what parish or parishes in any hundred near shall from time to time contribute to the relief of the poor of Hernehill.
12 As the parishioners of Holy Cross near Canterbury are not able to relieve their poor [blank space left unfilled for the order].
13 As the parishioners of Bethersden, by an order made a long time ago at Quarter Sessions, have contributed towards the maintenance of Constance Highwood, an infant, one of the daughters of John Highwood late of Woodchurch, deceased, and have paid the same to [blank] Burton of Woodchurch who has kept and brought up Constance from her infancy until this time when she is twelve years old and has been placed by Burton in service, therefore, at the request of the parishioners of Bethersden, no further weekly contributions are to be made by them.
14 As Sir Michael Sondes and Richard Sondes, esq., justices of the peace and of the Quorum, made an order, certified at this session, for Augustine Kynge of Boughton-under-Blean to allow parishioners of that parish 8d. weekly towards the keep of a bastard child born to Barbara Heeler, from the time of the birth of this child until this session and if at this session he should still be held to be the reputed father then to pay 12d. weekly, and if any one else should also appear to be culpable then this other person to pay half of the sum, now as the justices at this session cannot prove that Augustine is the reputed father yet as he has had with the woman "some familiaritye more than was fytt" he is to pay 6d. a week towards the child's keep and Isaac Jones against whom there is a strong presumption that he is the reputed father to pay 6d. weekly until the next session and if either of the parties shall be found more guilty than the other he shall be charged further and Augustine Kynge is to pay the arrears according to the former order.

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15 As it was ordered at Quarter Sessions on the 8th January, 1599/1600, that the parishioners of Ickham should pay John Wills 20s. for keeping a bastard child of Ralph Chevice for a year and half given to him to keep by the parishioners, yet the churchwardens and overseers of Ickham have refused to pay the 10s., so for punishment they are to pay double, that is 20s. to John Wills and if they do not comply within ten days after seeing a copy of the order, on a certificate made by John Wills to the Clerk of the Peace, an attachment to be awarded against them at the next Quarter Sessions here to answer for their contempt.
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General Session at Maidstone, on Tuesday before Michaelmas, the 22nd September, 1601, before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson and Thomas Waller, knights, and Samuel Lennard, John Rychers, George Rivers, William Barne, Laurence Washington, George Chowne, Martin Barneham, Nicholas Gylbourne, Samuel Boys, Zacharia Scott, William Steede, Edward Fylmer and Richard Potman, esquires, and others. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace.
Writ of venire facias............. to the sheriff, John Smythe, esq.,.............. returned............ defaulters' fines assessed at 13s. 4d. Certain of the jurors, that is [missing] Croft, gentleman, Richard Best, Robert Stretfeild, Richard Peckett, Thomas Tunbridge, Thomas Halliwell, William Gyllett, William Bogherst, Richard Stanford, John Maynard, Richard Stretfeild, Walter Kyppynge, William Denn, William Austen, John Furner, Symon Chittenden and John Langley, present.
1 Francis Burche, tailor, Jervase Couchman, butcher and Thomas Coucheman, labourer, all of Goudhurst, riotously assembled together with other unknown disturbers of the peace, to the number of three on a Sunday, that is the 17th May, 1601, in the churchyard at Goudhurst church and assaulted George Harding.

Session at Maidstone, 22nd September, 1601  Q/SR/2/m.9d  1601

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2 Jervase Coucheman of Goudhurst, butcher, on the 2nd August, 1601, in the churchyard at Goudhurst church, drew a dagger against Alexander Rogers, yeoman, with intent to strike him against the Act of 5 Edward VI. Therefore as above.
[All items except Nos. 9, 10, 27, 28 followed by the words Therefore as above]
3 Christopher Clarke of Sutton Valence, carpenter, on the 20th September, 1601, being the borsholder of "the out borowe" of Town Sutton, part of the hundred of Eyhorne had in his custody a man and a woman being sturdy vagabonds and beggars and allowed them to go without whipping them and conveying them to the next officer.
4 [Missing] Stevenson of Milton, miller, on the 7th August, 1601, assaulted Andrew Butt of Sittingbourne, yeoman, at Milton.
[In margin] [Fine] assessed by the court at 10s.
5 Martin Burden of Cranbrook "woodsetter", from the 1st September, 1600, until the 20th September, 1601, at Cranbrook, without licence, kept "A Common Typlinge Howse" and sold "beere".
6 John Harrys of Goudhurst, butcher, on the 8th September, 1601, at Goudhurst, was a common barrator and disturber of the peace.
[Marginal note almost entirely missing]
7 William Bowldynge, senior, husbandman, William Bowldynge, junior, labourer, son of William Bowldynge senior, Robert Barrowe, yeoman, Robert Baldocke, tailor, all of Wye, and John Dymond of Boughton Aluph, labourer, on the 23rd July, 1601, at Nether Hardres, riotously assembled and broke and entered a stable of William Halke, gentleman, and damaged it.
8 As by the Statute in Parliament of 5 Richard II it was ordained that no one should make an entry into any lands or tenements except in the case of entry given by law and not with force or with a large number of people but peacefully and quietly, and if anyone did contrary to this they should be convicted to be punished by imprisonment and then "should be ransomed", yet John Pett, gentleman, and Agnes, his wife, Michael Drayner, yeoman, and Dorothy, his wife, Peter Drayner, husbandman, Edward Blashenden, yeoman, George Hunt, carpenter, Robert Hunt, labourer, John Munn, yeoman, all of Frittenden, John Smyth of Staplehurst, yeoman, Miles Pett, yeoman, Edward Blashenden, junior, yeoman, Richard Smyth, labourer, and Julianna Pett, spinster, all of Frittenden, on the 12th August, 1601, entered upon a close called "the Parsonage Croft", occupied by William Webbe, gentleman, containing la., in Frittenden, cut down William Webbe's wheat growing there and carried off "five copps of wheate".
[In margin] [In English] It should be said to be done by Pett [In Latin] as above with many other people that is Michael Drayner, etc. [Further down the margin] With force and arms and violently that is [the word manuforti having been omitted between vi et armis and videlicet in the indictment].

Session at Maidstone, 22nd September, 1601  Q/SR/2/m.10  1601

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9 Thomas Smothinge of Aylesford, labourer, on the 1st July, 1601, at Aylesford, assaulted Barnard Trewman in the highway there.
[In margin] Submitted himself to the favour of the court and his fine assessed at 6s. 8d. paid in court.
10 As Sir Thomas Cotton, Sir Thomas Fane and Thomas Wotton, esq., and other justices, assembled at the general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April] 1583, according to statute, assessed the parishioners of Bromley to contribute to the relief of the poor prisoners imprisoned in the gaol at Canterbury Castle [blank] each week, however Nicholas Cloynes and John Hendger, constables of the hundred of Bromley, ought to have paid, on or before Michaelmas, 1601, to Thomas Frauncys, gentleman, collector of the gaol money, 17s. 4d. due from the parishioners of Bromley for one year at the same feast and have not paid.
[In margin] [? appeared] the aforesaid John in April, 1602, and showed an acquittance, witnessing the receipt of the money. Nicholas similarly. Therefore discharged.
11 Similarly against Timothy Swann, one of the constables of the hundred of Wrotham for non-payment of 8s. 8d. to the collector of the aforesaid money, owed for half a year at the same feast, by the parishioners of Ightham and Shipbourne.
[The following for similar offences for non-payment to the collector for the gaol money of money owed for the same length of time at the same feast.]
12 Richard Raynes, one of the constables of the hundred of Hoo, for non-payment of 8s. 8d. owed by the parishioners of St. Mary's [Hoo], Allhallows [Hoo] and Stoke.
13 Joseph Perryn, one of the constables of Eyhorne, for non-payment of 69s. 6d. owed by the parishioners of Otham and others.
14 John Basaden, constable of the hundred of Maidstone, for non-payment of 30s. 4d. owed by the parishioners of Linton and others.
15 John Furner and Richard Stanford, constables of the hundred of Twyford, for non-payment of 30s. 10d. owed by the parishioners of Hunton and others.
[In margin] Paid 36s. 10d. by Richard Stanford. Therefore discharged. John Furner discharged.
[16] Richard Buckland, constable of the hundred of Marden, for non-payment of 13s. owed by the parishioners of Goudhurst.
[In margin, part missing]........ Therefore discharged.
17 Edward Pyper, constable of the hundred of Blackborne, for non-payment of 13s. owed for the parish of [blank].
[In margin] Edward Pyper [obscure] appeared on the 30th April, 1602, and then he had an order to prohibit further proceedings in this case and [obscure] the sum.
18 Henry Allen, one of the constables of the hundred of Wrotham, for non-payment of 8s. 8d. owed for the parishes of Ightham and Shipbourne.
19 William Hatch, churchwarden of Wormshill, for non-payment of 4s. 4d. to Adam Wood, constable of the hundred of Eyhorne.
20 Hugh Butcher, churchwarden of Otterden, for non-payment of 4s. 4d. to the said constable.

Session at Maidstone, 22nd September, 1601  Q/SR/2/m.10d  1601

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21 John Arowe and Nicholas Maunser, churchwardens of Aylesford, for non-payment of 20s. to John Collett, constable of the ville of Aylesford and Rugmorhill.
22 As Sir Thomas Fludd, Sir John Leveson and Roger Twisden, esq., and others, justices of the peace, assembled at the general session at Maidstone, on Tuesday after the close of Easter, the 24th April, 1593, according to statute, assessed the parishioners of Aylesford to contribute to the relief of the poor maimed soldiers and sailors, 3d. each week, to be paid to the Treasurer for the lathes of Aylesford and Sutton-at-Hone, [blank] constable of the ville of Aylesford ought to have paid at or before this session to Leonard Lovelace, esq., Treasurer for the above lathes 3s. assessed on the parish of Aylesford for the twelve weeks before this session, and has not paid.
[23] As on the Tuesday in Easter week, the 14th April, 1601, John Christian, then constable of the hundred of Hildenborough, summoned together many other parishioners and the churchwardens of Hildenborough and they chose John Mylles of Hildenborough as surveyor of the highways for the following year and also selected six days, that is [blank] for repairing the highways and gave public notice of the said days in the church of Hildenborough on the Sunday following Easter, yet Ambrose Marten of Hildenborough, yeoman, having in his occupation in Hildenborough "a ploughe land" did not come on any of the six days in the year above or send "a wayne or Cart furnished" with horses.
25 [sic] Similarly against John Children, son of William Children of Hilden [borough].
26 Similarly against Thomas Ollyver of "Reames" and John Greene of the same.
27 Also William Ashdone of Hilden [borough], one of the parishioners of Hilden [borough], not having or occupying any arable land did not come on any of the six days or send any other able bodied person to work on the repair of the highway.
28 [In margin] Kent.
Inquisition taken at Dartford on the 7th September, 1601, before William Barne and Clement Beere, esqs., two justices of the peace, on the oath of John Day of Dartford, William Smyth of the same, Percival Wattes of the same, James Wood, of St. Mary's Cray, John Fletcher of Sutton-at-Hone, John Hall of Bexley, Richard Baker of East Wickham, Richard Best of Hartley, John Milner of Farningham, Thomas Savage of Dartford, Henry Swayland of Seal, Nicholas Miller of Kemsing and Richard Mylner of the same, who say that John Iffeld of Southfleet, labourer, John Fryer of the same, labourer, Richard Trumper of the same, labourer, and Abraham Crowe of the same, labourer, with other unknown wrongdoers to the number of seven people, on 13th August, between the hours of nine and ten in the night, riotously and illegally broke and entered the close of Randolph Weldon, esq. at Swanscombe and assaulted Thomas Bremard, George Wood and William Stockdall, servants of Randolph Weldon and wounded them against the Statute against riots and illegal gatherings of 13 Henry IV.
[In margin] The fines of each of them assessed at 10s. by the court of general session of the peace held 22nd September, 1601. Fryer and Trumper appeared.
29 [In margin] Kent.
Inquisition taken at St. Mary Cray, on 2nd September, 1601, before Edmund Style, Timothy Lowe and Samuel Lennard, three justices of the peace, on the oath of John Harmond, Mark Feilder, John Beadle, John Whiffyn, Thomas Frithe, Nicholas Baldocke, Richard Daniell, George Staple, John Brasyer, Percivall Small, John Lambe, John Butler, Richard Whiffyn, Olliver Stable and Robert Beadle, who say that Henry Ownstead, George Goodman and John Goodman, junior, of the parish of Downe and John Hamond of the parish of Farnborough, husbandman, with other unknown disturbers of the peace, riotously assembled with "jacks", "lether soulls" and very long staffs, on the 12th August last between the hours of one and three a. m., illegally broke and entered a certain close called "the upper bottam beneathe Greenehill" in the parish of Downe in the occupation of Peter Manninge of Downe, gentleman, and hunted with "a coney hay", "ferretts" and "connydoggs" against the statute against riots of 10 Hy. IV.

Session at Maidstone, 22nd September, 1601  Q/SR/2/m.11  1601

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30 [In margin] Kent.
Inquisition taken at Bromley, 15th October, 1601, before Timothy Lowe and Samuel Leonard, two justices of the peace, on the oath of John Kitchill, William Parker, Richard Collyns alias Gregorye, Henry Robyns, John Beadle, Richard Danyell, John Brasyer, John Whyffyn, Thomas Frythe, James Clower, William Manninge, Martin Cowper and Andrew Beadle who say that Christopher Lande, Robert Woodstocke and Robert Greene of West Wickham, husbandmen, riotously assembled on 3rd October last between the hours of 1 and 3 a. m. and illegally broke and entered a close called "Little Allyns" in West Wickham in the occupation of John Brickett of West Wickham, husbandman, and illegally hunted with "a Connyhaye", "ferretts" and "Connye Doggs" against the Statute against riots of 10 Henry IV.
[In margin] Fines assessed by the court, for Woodstock, 14th April, 1602, at 5s. and [? paid the same day].
31 [In margin] Kent.
Inquisition taken at Bromley 19th November, 1601, before Edmund Style and Timothy Lowe, two justices of the peace, on the oath of Robert Earlidge, Percival Hassow, John Hubberd, Thomas Whiffin, Thomas Frythe, John Farrant, Robert Beadle, John Whiffyn, John Pratt, Richard Danyell, George Staple, John Fletcher, John Starke and Edward Williams who say that Thomas Staple of Keston, labourer and Nicholas Glover of Tandridge in Surrey, labourer, riotously assembled with other unknown disturbers of the peace, on 30th October, 1601, between the hours of 7 and 8 p. m. illegally broke and entered a close called "Godmans Berrye" in West Wickham in the occupation of Richard Phillipps of West Wickham, husbandman, and illegally hunted with "a gate nett", "ferretts" against the statute against riots of 10 Henry IV.
32 [In margin] Kent.
Inquisition taken at St. Mary Cray on 2nd September, 1601, before Edmund Style, Timothy Lowe and Samuel Lennard, three justices of the peace, on the oath of John Harmow, Mark Felder, John Beadle, John Whiffyn, Thomas Frithe, Nicholas Baldocke, Richard Danyell, George Staple, John Brasyer, Percival Small, John Lambe, John Butler, Richard Whiffin, Oliver Staple, Robert Beadle, who say that Henry Ownstead, George Goodman and John Goodman, junior, of the parish of Downe and John Lennard of the parish of Farnborough, husbandmen, assembled with other unknown disturbers of the peace arrayed in warlike manner with "jacks", "lether souls", and very long staffs on 12th August between the hours of 1 and 3 a. m. riotously and illegally broke and entered a close called "Little Jellyes" in the parish of Downe in the occupation of Peter Manninge of Downe, gentleman, and assaulted Richard Style, Titus Heylocke, Robert Knowe and Richard Earne of Downe, labourers and wounded them against the Statute against riots of 10 Henry IV.
33 As Sir Thomas Fludd, Sir John Leveson and Roger Twisden, esq., and other justices assembled at the general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter, the 24th April, 1593, according to statute, assessed the parishioners of Crayford, Erith, Plumstead and East Wickham in the hundred of Little and Lesnes to contribute for the relief of the poor maimed soldiers and sailors 8d. each week, to the Treasurer of the lathes of Aylesford and Sutton at Hone, yet Henry Draper, constable of the hundred of Little and Lesnes, ought to have paid at or before this session to Leonard Lovelace, Treasurer of the above lathes, 12s. owing from the above parishes for twelve weeks proceeding this session and has not paid.
[1] Since the inhabitants of Lamberhurst Borough have been presented for not repairing the Kent side of the bridge and a petition has been made by the carpenters and workmen employed on the bridge, the inhabitants forthwith to make an assessment for the repairs so that no further complains are received from the workmen as a result of the inhabitants alleging uncertainty as to who should repair the bridge.
2 As there is a dispute between the parishioners of Boughton Monchelsea and Cranbrook as to which should keep Joan Banes and her bastard child named William, the reputed father having lately served Dudley Norton, gentleman, son of John Norton of Boughton Monchelsea, gentleman, and now being in Norwich [co. Norfolk], John Norton having promised to do his best to find the reputed father, ordered that Joan Banes and her child be conveyed to Cranbrook, Joan Banes' birthplace to be kept by the churchwardens and overseers there as the statute provides.
[3] As Mary East, a young woman, born at Milstead is wandering from place to place and has no settled home, and there is dispute where she should be provided for, ordered that she shall be delivered to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of Milstead to be kept by them and if at the next general quarter sessions of the peace at Canterbury it is found that another parish is responsible for her she shall be sent there.
[4] [Illegible].... that are attached..... against William Pix to find sureties for good behaviour.

Session at Maidstone, 22nd September, 1601  Q/SR/2/m.11d  1601

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[5] It appears to the court that Henry Symonds and Quidden's widow, both of Hunton,...... [Illegible]....... ought to be charitably relieved by the parishioners of Hunton.......... [Illegible]........ they are to provide them with a convenient dwelling.
[6] It appears to the court that on [blank] the child of [blank] late of Charlton, deceased, was sent to be nursed at Woolwich at the charge of her said father and while the child was there her father died and she remains there, ordered that the child be sent to Charlton to be provided for there.
[7] As by an order made by Mr. Serjeant Herne and Mr. Clement Bere, two of the justices of the peace, dated 12th January last. Henry Lane, the reputed father of a bastard child born to Joan Goodwyn, was charged to keep the same child, now having examined Henry Lane and Joan Goodwyn in court...... [part of document missing]...... it is ordered that the said [Henry Lane] shall pay only 14d. weekly until the child is ten years old and that he shall pay according to that rate for the time past from the birth of the child on 1st January last, and the said [Joan Goodwyn] shall be nurse and keep the said child without further allowance so that between them both the inhabitants of the parish of Horton Kirby where the child was born shall be wholly discharged.
[8] As there is a dispute between the inhabitants of Cobham and of Milton-next-Gravesend concerning the keeping of a poor child, because Edward Warton of Milton, four years ago died leaving four children to the parish, one of the children, for £5, was placed with Roger Ryley of Cobham for twelve years and stayed with him for three years, then three or four months ago Ryley put the child with Collyer of Cobham to be kept for one month, left the parish and has not returned or been heard of since and as to whether Cobham or Milton should provide for the child the court will be further advised, it is ordered that the parishioners of Cobham shall keep the child until the justices can consult the Justices of Assize.
9 As the parishioners of Chiddingstone complain that they are in need of houses for their poor to live in and are forced to build new ones and have obtained a licence from Hugh Brooker, esq. to build on a convenient part of the waste of the manor of Sundridge yet Robert Stretfeild of Penshurst, Robert Gouldsmyth and William Ware of Chiddingstone have with threats and actual violence hindered building operations, ordered that George Rivers and Stephen Theobald, esq. shall look at the plot where the inhabitants have begun to build a house and if they find the same convenient for the purpose the inhabitants to finish the house and if they think it an unfit place and find another better place then the building to be removed to the other place.
Glassmen Authorized.
[No names]
Badgers Authorized.
William Blackmore of Gravesend, yeoman, Richard Nasse of Staplehurst, yeoman, by Sir Thomas Fludd.
Victuallers Authorized.
John Chowninge of Yalding, yeoman.

Sessions Roll  Q/SR/3  1602-03

Session at Canterbury, 12th January,1601/2  Q/SR/3/m.1  1601/2

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General session of the peace held at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday after Epiphany, 12th January, 1601/2, before Thomas Wilsford and William Lovelace, knights and Peter Manwood, John Boys, Mathew Hadd, Henry Fynche, Thomas Palmer, Thomas Peyton, Richard Sondes, Robert Edolphe and Samuel Boys, esquires, and others.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Thomas Scott, esq., returned............. defaulters fines assessed at 10s. [In margin In mercy]. Certain of the constables, John Redwood, gent., William Miller, Christofer Neuson, William Carleton, Henry Maple, Mathew Attwell, James Burrell, John Bennett, Humfrey Lull, Henry Ady, John Shrubsoll, Alexander Harrys, William Den, John Ladd, Stephen Holday, John Knatchbull and John Browne, present.
1 William Halke of Wye, gent., and Elias Martyn of Nether [Lower] Hardres, yeoman, on 23rd July, 1601, at Nether Hardres, took possession of the messuage of William Bowldinge and disseised him and have since kept possession, contrary to the statute of 8 Henry VI.
Writ of venire facias for William Halke and Elias Martyn to appear and answer at next session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter next [13th April] 1602. On which day they made default and the sheriff returns nichel habet, therefore writ of capias to take them before the next session at Canterbury on Tuesday before St. James the apostle [20th July] 1602. Pardoned by general pardon of 43 Elizabeth.
[All items except No. 33 followed by the words Therefore as above]
2 Tristram Calder, tanner, Richard Copeland, saltpeterman, and Mary Moreland, spinster, [sic], wife of Gabriel Morland, all of Wye, on 10th November 1601, broke and entered the dwelling house of John Mount of Wye and assaulted Mary Tyler, wife of Samuel Tyler of Wye, pushed her out and stole goods belonging to Simon Tyler, worth 40s. Pardoned as above.
3 Thomas Crayford of Great Mongeham, gent., on 24th November, 1601, at Sholden, shot "ducke and malard" with a gun "chardged with powder and haylshott".
[In margin] He says the indictment is bad because he had not a "handgon". Therefore it is void.
4 William Butcher of Fordwich, and John Younge of Chislet, yeomen, on 2nd January, 1601/2, at Chislet shot "ducke and malerd" with "handguns chardged with powder and haylshott". Pardoned as above.
5 Robert Watson of Hawkhurst, clerk, on 9th November, 1601, at Hawkhurst, on the highway, assaulted William Gybbon of the same, mercer.
Pardoned as above.
6 John Paye, yeoman, Martha Paye, his wife, spinster, [sic], Richard Paye, husbandman, and Thomas Paye, yeoman, all of Lyminge, on 20th October, 1601, entered into a messuage, barn, stable and 26a. of land, meadow and pasture, held by Henry Tyrroll, in Lyminge, in fee tail, and disseised him and have since kept possession.
[In margin] Sent to Queen's Bench by writ of certiorari.
7 John Austyn, yeoman, Richard Coxe, and James Wicke, husbandmen, all of Northbourne, on 20th November, 1601, at Sholden, assaulted Gabriel Bargenon, yeoman, and stole a "loope staffe", belonging to him, worth 1s., contrary to the statute about riots and routs.
At the sessions at Canterbury Castle on 20th July, 1602, John Austyn, Richard Coxe and James Wicke, submitted to the court, John fined, 6s. 8d., Richard and James, 2s. 6d., each.
[Marginal note illegible]

Session at Canterbury, 12th January, 1601/2  Q/SR/3/m.1d  1601/2

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8 John Austen [sic], yeoman, Richard Coxe and James Wicke, husbandmen, all of Northbourne, on 20th November, 1601, at Sholden, assaulted Thomas Crayford, gent., and stole "a muskett", worth 40s. belonging to him.
At the sessions at Canterbury on 20th July, 1602, John Austyn, Richard Coxe and James Wicke, submitted to the court, John fined, 6s. 8d., Richard and James, 2s. 6d., each.
[In margin] 6s. 8d., 2s. 6d., 2s. 6d.
9 John Underdowne of Buckland, yeoman, between 20th December, 1601, and 10th January, 1601/2, at Buckland, kept "a common tiplinge howse" and sold ale and beer.
10 Robert Harveye of Buckland, yeoman, for a similar offence at the same times at Buckland.
11 John Rose of Westgate, victualler, for a similar offence at the same time, at Westgate.
At the session at Canterbury on 20th July, 1602, having been taken by the sheriff he is brought to the bar and his fine assessed at 20s. Committed to gaol until [he pays] according to statute.
[In margin] 20s.
12 Thomas Greemesford of Westgate, victualler, for a similar offence at the same time, at Westgate.
[Proceedings and sentence as in 11 above]
[In margin] 20s.
13 Henry Hickeman of Harbledowne, victualler, for a similar offence at the same time, at Harbledowne.
[Proceedings and sentence as in 11 above]
[In margin] 20s.
14 John Churche of Wingham, brewer, since 7th August, 1601, has sold beer at Wingham at 9s. for a measure called "the [?] bonner of beere" above the rate provided by law.
[In margin] Discharged because [indictment] insufficient.
15 John Morry of Wingham, victualler, since 7th August, 1601, has allowed divers "evill orders" to be committed in his house.
[In margin] Discharged because insufficient.
16 Robert Miller of Bruckland [Brookland], yeoman, since 1st January, 1600/1, at Brookland has encroached on part of the highway leading from Brookland to Brenzett, next to the land of John Plomer of Romney, gent., and enclosed a piece, 40p. long and 1 ft. wide with "Postes and Rayles".
[In margin] Discharged.
17 As Thomas Cotton and Thomas Fane, knights, Thomas Wotton, esq., and other justices at the session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April], 1583, assessed Wye and Crundale in the hundred of Wye to contribute 7d. each week for the relief of poor prisoners in the prison of Maidstone gaol, yet John Amys, late one of the constables of the hundred of Wye, who should have paid 15s. 2d. due at Michaelmas 1602, to [blank], Receiver of the said money, for one half year ended at that date, has not paid.
18 Similarly John Deane, late one of the constables of the hundred of Calehill has not paid 11s. 11d. to the Receiver of Gaol Money for a similar time at the same feast.
[Nos. 19-29 all for non-payments to the same Receiver for a similar time at the same feast.]
19 John Marshe, late one of the constables of the hundred of Loningborough for non-payment of 5s. 5d.
20 Simon Culdfeild, late one of the constables of the hundred of Street for non-payment of 4s. 4d.
[Footnote] More of this sessions in the next following roll.

Session at Canterbury, 12th January, 1601/2  Q/SR/3/m.2  1601/2

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21 Clement Jancooke, late one of the constables of the hundred of Kinghamford for non-payment of 10s. 10d.
22 Thomas Parker, late one of the constables of the hundred of Teynham for non-payment of 2s. 10d.
23 William Austen, late one of the constables of the hundred of Teynham for non-payment of [blank].
24 Roger Pattenden, late constable of the hundred of Barkley for non-payment of [blank].
25 Henry Selherst, late constable of the hundred of Blackbourne for non-payment of [blank].
26 William Den, late constable of the hundred of Rolvenden, for non-payment of [blank].
27 Francis Stace, late constable of the hundred of Selbrittenden for non-payment of [blank].
28 Richard Austen, late constable of the hundred of Great Barnfield for non-payment of [blank].
29 Edward Rood, late constable of the hundred of Marden for non-payment of [blank].
30 The highway from Ospringe to Boughton-under-Blean has been out of repair during the last year, which highway should have been repaired by the inhabitants of Boughton-under-Blean "in the somertyme" and measures 200 perches in length and 3 perches in width.
[In margin] Respited as in calendar.
31 The highway from Canterbury to "the foote of Boughton Hill" has been out of repair during the last year, which highway should have been repaired by the inhabitants of Boughton-under-Blean and Harbledown "in the somertyme" and measures 100 perches in length in Boughton-under-Blean and 100 perches in Harbledown, 4 perches in width.
[In margin] Respited as in calendar.

Session at Canterbury, 12th January, 1601/2  Q/SR/3/m.2d  1601/2

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32 William Vynckle of Headcorn, butcher, since 31st October, 1601, at Headcorn, has encroached on part of the highway leading from Snagges Forstall to Waterlane and enclosed part of it with "postes and Rayles", measuring 40 perches in length by 1 ft. in width and has torn away a wooden bridge in the same place.
33 William Hogben of Elham, husbandman, since 1st January, 1601/2, has allowed excrement from his cattle to run down into a highway called Shettlefeild in Elham and Lyminge, leading from Elham to Lyminge, which excrement has putrified there.
William Hogben appears at this session, claims the indictment is insufficient in law............ John Webbe, gent., clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of non omittas............ quin venire facias to summon a jury etc. for session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter next [13th April] 1602. Thomas Tanner of Lyminge, yeoman, and Richard Holland of the same, husbandman, became sureties for William Hogben in £5 each, and William Hogben for himself in £10. At session at Maidstone, William Hogben and John Webbe appear but none of the jury. Therefore, postponed to Tuesday before St. James the Apostle next [20th July 1602] at Canterbury. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day is given to John Webbe and William Hogben.
[In margin] Jury there impanelled on 20th July [1602] say not guilty.
Tipplers Authorized in Court.
[All principals in £10 and sureties in £5 each]
1 Nicholas Nashe of Herne, tailor. Sureties, James Newton of Canterbury, baker, and Thomas Mallen of Herne, yeoman. Taken before Henry Paramore and John Blechenden, esqs.
2 William Selby of Eythorne. Sureties, Thomas Hogben of Swingfield, yeoman, and Thomas Bushell of Northbourne, husbandman.
3 John Lott of Preston, yeoman. Sureties, Andrew Uffingben and Richard Luckett of the same, yeoman.
4 Henry Page of Egerton. Sureties, Simon Chittenden of Smarden, yeoman, and Robert Spyce of Egerton, yeoman.
5 Robert Butcher of Smarden, tailor. Sureties, Simon Chittenden of the same, yeoman, and James Henman of Pluckley, yeoman.
6 Gregory Howlstocke of Harbledown. Sureties, Christofer Riche of the same, husbandman, and Peter Serles of Westgate without the Walls of Canterbury, butcher.
Badgers Authorized.
1 John Lawrence of Faversham, merchant, by the court.
2 John Castlocke of Faversham, the younger, as above.
3 Thomas Turner of Maidstone, yeoman, as above.
4 Christofer Scott of Canterbury, yeoman, by William Lovelace, knight, Thomas Kempe and Thomas Peyton, esqs.
5 Antony Bodell of Faversham, yeoman, by William Lovelace, knight, Thomas Kempe and Mathew Hadd, esqs.
6 Thomas Upton of Sittingbourne, yeoman, by Michael Sondes, knight, James Crowmer and Richard Sondes, esqs.

Session at Canterbury, 12th January, 1601/2  Q/SR/3/m.3  1601/2

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Orders made at General Session of Peace at Canterbury Castle, 12th January, 1601/2
1 Concerning the bastard child begotten by Edward Fyllys on Ann Bull, the two nearest justices to determine before the next Session here. Reynold Abraham to bring John Abraham, his son, before them, and has entered into bond to do so. Until order is made Edward Fyllys to contribute to the keep of the child, as before, and he has entered into bond to do so.
2 James Tomys and Elizabeth, his wife, at Michaelmas last had been dwelling for six months or more in a house at Ashford, and were then or shortly after "violently expulsed of their said howse" by the constable of Ashford. To be provided again with a dwelling house at Ashford.
3 Christofer Pett was lately found vagrant at Borden, and has "by reason of lameness and folowinge of chirurgery" been vagrant and found wandering between Milton, Bradgate [Bredgar] and Borden for half a year and more, not having any certain dwelling. To be conveyed by the borsholder of Borden to the next parish and so returned to Rodmersham, the place of his birth.
4 Gregorye Parker, a poor man, last dwelt at Queenborough, and has since been in the Queen's service in wars, until discharged for sickness. Having no house he has had to wander begging. To be sent to Queenborough.
5 There is a dispute between Canterbury, on behalf of St. Paul's in Canterbury, and Cosmus Bleane [SS. Cosmus and Damian in the Blean], about responsibility for Richard Evans and Mary Evans, children of Richard Evans late of St. Pauls, said to be born in Blean but after their father had contracted to buy a house in St. Paul's. The children to be sent from Canterbury to Blean to be kept by the parishioners of Blean until the justices of Assize declare their opinion. Three persons to be bound on behalf of Canterbury in £40 to such parishioners of Blean as Peter Manwood and John Boys shall choose to recompense Blean for their expense in the meantime if the decision is made in their favour.
6 Wye bridge is in great decay, and no "private persons or peculiar place" can be charged with its repair. Therefore to be repaired at county expense. By former order of sessions Sir Moyle Fynche, knight, and Thomas Kempe, esq., and other justices were to assess a rate for the bridge and have it repaired; the same are now to have it repaired at county expense.

Session at Canterbury, 12th January, 1601/2  Q/SR/3/m.3d  1601/2

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7 John Solly of Stourmouth, elected constable of hundred of Blengate (unless "in ordinarye pay of her majestye") to serve the office by order of the court.
8 Sir George Delves, knight, and James Crowmer, esq., to make such orders as they think fit concerning contributions to poor relief in Milton, by imposing the charge on Milton, and adjoining parishes, as they think fit.
9 Ralph Masters was impressed in Westgate hundred and served in the wars in Ostend under Captain Androwe Woodhowse for quarter of a year, and was maimed in the left arm with musket shot. Ordered by Sir William Lovelace, knight, Peter Manwood, Mathew Hadd and Henry Fynche, esqs. in sessions that Mr. John Blechenden, late Treasurer of the County shall deliver him 10s. to carry him to London to Mr. Wade who is to make him a letter of certificate of his impotencye.
10 Alice, wife of William Clerke to be conveyed to Smarden to be provided for there, according to statute, 39 Elizabeth.
Recognizance defaulted at this Session.
John West of Sittingbourne, tailor, defaulted in £10.
Recognizance to appear at next [Session] here.
Thomas Jervis of Westwell, yeoman, for the peace towards John Phillipps, in £10. Surety: John Rasell of the same, yeoman, in £5. Respited to next [sessions] here.
[In margin] Discharged.
George Panton of Pluckley, blacksmith, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties: Richard Marden and James Henman of the same, yeomen, in £5 each. Respited as above.
[In margin] Discharged.
[Remainder of entries in this section followed by the words, Respited as above]
Thomas Allen of Wye, yeoman, to answer, in £40. Sureties, John Mantle of the same, husbandman, and Stephen Bateman of Preston, yeoman, in £10 each.
William Croste of Murston for the peace towards Stephen Hulks in £20. Sureties, William Streater of Holy Cross [Westgate] without the walls of Canterbury, beer brewer, and Richard Smithe of Milton-next-Sittingbourne, labourer, in £10 each.
[In margin] Discharged.
Richard Smith of Milton-next-Sittingbourne, labourer, for the peace towards the same, in £20. Sureties, William Streater of Holy Cross, and William Croste of Murston, yeoman, in £10 each.
Jeremiah Cowper of Stourmouth, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Thomas Cowper of the same, labourer, in £10.
John Devison of Westgate, baker, to answer, in £10. Sureties, Henry Copeland of the same, saltpeterman, and Richard Becke of St. Paul's Canterbury, baker, in £5 each.
Richard Cocke of Northbourne, husbandman, to answer and for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, John Austen of the same, yeoman.
James Wicke of Northbourne, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, John Austen of the same, yeoman, in £5.
John Austen of Northbourne, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, Edward Francklyn of Lyminge, yeoman, and William Fawkener of Eastry, yeoman, in £5 each.
Henry Mercer of Borden, labourer, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Adam Wood of Frinstead, yeoman, and Robert Cofyn of Borden, in £10 each.
Robert Bennett of Chartham, yeoman, for the peace towards Richard Baker, in £20. Sureties, Mathew Bynye and John Terry, both of Chartham, yeoman, in £10 [each].
Thomas Crayford of Great Mongeham, gentleman, for the peace towards Richard Cocke, in £20. Sureties, Robert Grove of Canterbury, gentleman, and Thomas Huckes of the same, gentleman, in £5 each.
General session of the Peace at Maidstone on Tuesday after Close of Easter, 13th April, 1602, before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson and Thomas Waller, knights, and George Rivers, Martin Barneham, Laurence Washington, George Chowne, George Bynge, Robert Bosevyll, Zachariah Scott, Samuel Boys, Ralph Bosevyll, William Steede, and Richard Pottman, esqs., and others, and John Webbe, gentleman, Clerk of the Peace.
Precept of venire facias to Thomas Scott, esq., sheriff..... returned..... defaulters fines assessed at 13s. 4d. [In margin, In mercy] Certain of the constables, Stephen Towse, gent., John Fagge, Robert Arterydge, William Inglett, Christofer Carter, John Bruson, Richard Ellett, Thomas Stace, John Edmondes, Thomas Godden, William Chapman, Stephen Peede, Edward Rode, Thomas Somer, Walens Smatham, Thomas Fysher and Thomas Underwoode, present:

Session at Maidstone, 13th April, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.4  1602

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1 Highway called Shuters Hill [Shooters Hill], leading from le Bekyn to the foot of the same hill towards Oxen in Eltham and Plumstead is in decay for lack of repair, so that water lies long on it, making it muddy. The highway should be repaired by inhabitants of Eltham, Plumstead and East Greenwich.
2 Thomas Scott, sheriff, having a writ directed against Judith Austen and Joan Austen of Horsmonden, spinsters, returnable at this session, on 1st April, 1602, gave his warrant to John Browne of Horsmonden, a bailiff, for their arrest. John Browne arrested them at Horsmonden on 9th April, 1602, and held them in custody until, on the same day, Robert Austen, weaver, and Margaret, his wife, and Benjamin Austen, weaver, all of Horsmonden, assaulted him and Robert Austen and his wife beat him on the back with two sticks, worth 1d. each and Benjamin Austen struck him with his fists and they rescued Judith and Joan.
Therefore as above [i.e. writ of venire facias issued], sheriff returns nichil habent therefore writ of capias to have them at the next session. On which day the sheriff returns non sunt inventi therefore writ of sicut prius capias [sic]. On which day the sheriff returns non sunt inventi therefore writ of sicut pluries capias. On which day, Tuesday after the close of Easter [17th April 1603], the sheriff produces Benjamin who puts himself in the hands of the court. The fine assessed at 12d. Writ of exigi facias to have Robert, Margaret, Judith and Joan at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas next [27th Sept. 1603] to answer.
[In margin] 12d.
3 John Smythe, esq., formerly sheriff, directed to John Cheseman, William Cheseman and William Eastdowne, his bailiffs, to levy from Thomas Damporte of Halstow, yeoman, the sum of £10. William Eastdowne accordingly took six cows, worth £10, from the goods of Thomas Damporte and put them in the pound. But William Paynter of Halstow, yeoman, on 26th March, 1602, broke and entered the pound at Halstow and drove away the cows.
Therefore as above. Sheriff returns nichel habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at the next sessions at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas [28th September 1602]. On which day the sheriff produces him and William Paynter puts himself in the hands of the court. The fine assessed at 6s. 8d.
[In margin] 6s. 8d.
[Items 4-7 followed by the words Therefore as above]
4 Joan Waters of Milton-next-Sittingbourne, widow, between 2nd Sept. 1601 and 10th April 1602 kept "A common Typlynge howse" without licence and sold ale and beer to divers persons.
5 There has always been a ditch next to the dwelling house of Edward Code in a field occupied by William Turner in Langley, which is dug and cleared out by the occupiers of the field so that water runs down the field without endangering people using the adjacent road, but William Turner, the present occupier has not dug out the ditch, so that it has been stopped up between Michaelmas 1600 and 13th April 1602.
[In margin] Thomas Jesopp affirmed that nuisance emended. Therefore discharged.
6 William Turner of Langley, husbandman, since 10th August, 1601, has not carried away dung lying in the highway next to his land in Langley, whereby the road has become muddy and founderous.
7 Jury impanelled for hundred of Larkfield and others, viz. Thomas Coveney, Clement Crowherst, Edward Crowherst, William Mudge, John Wyborne, Henry Allen, Thomas Rogers, John Callys, Edward Godden, James Cowper, Stephen Daye, and Stephen Tomlyn, present that a foot bridge, being a public bridge, at "the Wall" on a highway in Hunton and Yalding, leading from Horsmonden and Yalding to Maidstone, is in decay for lack of repair. Thomas Hatche of Yalding, yeoman, and Thomas Kynge of the same, yeoman, because of their tenure, should repair it.
[In margin] Both appeared on 28th September, 1602. Therefore for reappearance each of them for themselves in 100s.
Plea then below on roll 20
Orders made at General Sessions on the same day.
1 Elizabeth Eldridge, widow, to pay 8d. weekly towards the keeping of four small children of John Eldridge, her son, but not if she and her son keep them without charge to the parishioners of Bidborough.

Sessions at Maidstone, 13th April, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.4d  1602

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2 By negligence of John Bloome and Euticus Terrye or one of them a book of assessment of the parishioners of Sevenoaks has been lost, whereby the poor of Sevenoaks lost 21s. 2d. Therefore Sir Thomas Waller, knight, and Thomas Potter, esq., justices of the peace, ordered that Terrye shall pay 21s. 2d. to the overseers for the year 1600 if he cannot prove the redelivery of the book to Bloome, otherwise Bloome to pay. Since at sessions at Maidstone on 14th April, 1602, it was proved by the oath of John Masters that Bloome had the book again, therefore Bloome to pay the 21s. 2d.
3 Since Mr. Leonard Lovelace, late Treasurer for Maimed Soldiers and Mariners, has not made account at this sessions, he is to be fined £10 unless he delivers his books and money to Ralf Bossevyle, esq., now elected Treasurer of that collection, before the first day of the next term at the house of Robert Bossevyle, esq., in Eynsford.
4 Similar order against Robert Bossevyle, esq., late Treasurer of the County Stock, unless he makes his account as above.
5 George Danes and Agnes, his wife, who being poor persons were lately brought from Leigh, after they had dwelt there with their children for a year, to Chiddingstone, and there left in the highway, so that they had to build a poor cottage in the waste of the highway to cover themselves, and were immediately reprehended by the parishioners of Chiddingstone for that building, and were often forbidden to abide there, so that they have no lawful dwelling. To be removed by the Constable and Borsholder to Leigh to be provided for there.
6 By order of Sir George Delves, knight, and James Crowmer, esq., a bastard child said to have been begotten by Thomas Emmyot on Dorothye Kemsley was to be supported by the said Thomas with weekly contributions of 8d., with which order she is contented. Therefore the order to be enforced.
7 Inhabitants of Brookland cannot support the poor of their parish. Therefore householders of lands in Midley adjacent to contribute one penny a year for each acre, to be paid quarterly to the churchwardens and overseers of Brookland. In default of payment, goods to be distrained.
8 By order of Thomas Potter and Michaell Berisford, esqs., a bastard child begotten by William Woodgate of Hever, husbandman, on Suzan Brewton of Edenbridge, was to be entirely supported by the said William, except for 2d. weekly to be contributed by the mother. William Woodgate, upon his complaint, and because he earns his living as a labourer, to contribute only 10d. towards the keeping of the child, while the mother contributes 3d., during the period of the order, and he is bound by recognizance with two sureties.
9 Gaol money for hundred of Blackbourne for half year ended at Annunciation [25th March] 1601 is unpaid, since Henry S[p]elherst who was constable of the hundred for the year ended at the Annunciation last past has paid for that year, which is contrary to the former practice whereby the constable paid for the half year ended at his entrance to the office, and for the half year ended at the following Michaelmas, and no more. Thomas Salmon, present constable, to levy the gaol money due for the half year unpaid, as well as for the present year.
10 Thomas Stanford, an old man now at Tonbridge, whither he was sent from Trottiscliffe as a vagrant, was never a vagrant, but lived at Trottiscliffe for many years, for the most part as a householder, and lately with one of his sons a housekeeper, so that he should by statute be kept in his old and impotent age at Trottiscliffe. Therefore to be conveyed by Thomas Fysher, constable of Tonbridge to Trottiscliffe.

Sessions at Maidstone, 13th April, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.5  1602

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11 George Hawkes of Ightham, yeoman, with the then borsholder, churchwardens and overseers of Ightham, by the advice of Henry Seliard, clerk, parson of Ightham, violently took Katherine Fulwood, born in Ightham, and carried her "into a bye lande not farre from the Beacon in the sayd parishe, and she beinge verye great with child and havynge not passinge a fortnighte to Reccon or thereaboutes of the tyme of her deliverye, did verye Cruellye and unjustly against lawe nature and humanitye Whipe and beate the sayd Kateryne". Sir Thomas Waller, knight, Sampson Lennard, George Chowne, Ralfe Bosstvyle and Stephen Theobald, esqs., to call the offenders before them, and bind them to appear at next sessions at Maidstone to answer, and in the meantime to be of good behaviour.
12 Jeremye Neale of Sutton Valence, clothier, to contribute 4d. weekly towards maintenance of his daughter, Margaret Neale, left by him at [High] Halden in very poor case, being then himself of mean estate but now better enabled.
13 Richard Potman, esq., and another justice to investigate and make order concerning keeping of bastard born of Julian [blank] of Chart Sutton.
14 William Joherden of Rochester, butcher, to be attached to answer.
15 Christopher Stephenson alias Stympson to be similarly attached.
16 Tymothye Tylman of Ulcombe to be similarly attached.
17 Henry Stubbersfeild of Chipstead in Chevening, son of Richard Stubbersfeild the elder of Chipstead, yeoman, being accused of fornication and begetting a child on Clemence Shoreman of Chipstead, by the advice of his father left the county although warned by a warrant to come before a Justice to be dealt with; and the said Richard afterward undertook to keep the child when it was born, so that when a daughter was born about five weeks before Christmas last, it was immediately taken away from the mother by the procurement of Richard's wife, and kept by him until Easter, when, since Henry, his son is now dead, he sent the child to the parish to be kept, thus overriding the parish of seeking the making of any order. Richard Stubbersfeild, by his consent, to contribute 6d. weekly to the maintenance of the child until she can get her own living.
Treasurers Elected.
1 For collection of money for maimed soldiers and mariners in the lathes of Sutton at Hone and Aylesford, and the seven hundreds with Marden, parcel of lathe of Scray (except Tenterden), Ralfe Bossevylle, esq.
2 For collection of money for county stock, Ralf Bossevylle, esq., and Mr. Masters of Willesborough.
3 For collection of money for maimed soldiers and mariners in the lathes of Shepway and St. Augustine and the other four hundreds, residue of lathe of Scray, John Gybbon of Kinghamford, gent.

Sessions at Canterbury, 20th July, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.5d  1602

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General Session of the Peace at Canterbury Castle, Tuesday before St. James the apostle, 20th July, 1602, before Moile Fynche, Thomas Wilsford and Michael Sondes, knights, Peter Manwood, Thomas Kempe, Richard Hardres, John Boys, John Smyth, George Waller, James Corwmer, William Hamon of Acrise, Nicholas Gilborne, Robert Edolph, Thomas Peyton, Matthew Hadd, Richard Sandes, Antony Deeringe, Edward Boys, Norton Knatchbull, Anthony Awcher, Robert Boswell, Thomas Harffleete, Charles Hales, John Johnson and Richard Pottman, esqs.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Peter Manwood, esq.,............ returned................ defaulters fines assessed at 10s. Certain of the constables, Reginald Keale, Stephen Huffam, John Maxsted, Christofer Carter, Thomas Den, William Carleton, Henry Fagge, Henry Maple, Jeremiah Bynge, James Burrell, John Smeede, Stephen Woodland, John Shrubsole, Richard Ellett, Isaac Elson, George Rutting and John Ladd, present:
1 Thomas Welles of Chart Sutton, husbandman, between 30th June, 1602, and 20th July last, at Chart Sutton, kept a common tippling house and sold ale and beer to divers persons.
Writ of venire facias for him to appear at next session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas, 28th September, 1602. On which day he did not come, and sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at the next sessions at Canterbury on 10th January, 1602/3. On which day he did not come and the sheriff returns non est inventus, therefore writ of sicut alias capias to have him at the next session.
[All items except 7, 8, 10, 12, 25 followed by the words "Therefore as above"]
2 Thomas Woode of Westgate, tippler, since 1st April, 1602, at Westgate, for a similar offence.
At sessions at Canterbury on 10th January, 1602/3, Thomas Wood comes, and is committed to the prison of Canterbury Castle until he pays fine of 20s.
[In margin] 20s.
3 William Tompson of St. Paul's in the liberty of Longport, by Canterbury, between Christmas 1601 and 20th July, 1602, at St. Paul's, for a similar offence.
At session at Canterbury on 10th January, 1602/3, William Tompson comes, and is committed to the prison of Canterbury Castle, until he pays fine of 20s.
[In margin] 20s.
4 Thomas Tyndall of St. Paul's by Canterbury, for a similar offence for the same time, at St. Paul's.
5 John Warde of St. Paul's by Canterbury, for a similar offence for the same time, at St. Paul's.
6 Nicholas Venton of St. Paul's by Canterbury, for a similar offence for the same time, at St. Paul's.
7 Thomas Crayford of Great Mongeham, gentleman, on 24th November, 1601, at Sholden dischardged a hand gun, "chardged with powder and haylshott" at "ducke and mallard" on a river.
[In margin] Removed 11th January, 1602/3, to Queen's Bench.
8 Roger Pattenson of Biddenden, yeoman, late constable of hundred of Barclay, under colour of his office, on 20th June, 1602, at Biddenden made purveyance for the Queen of a measure of oats to be delivered for the Queen by John Younge, and then took 18d. from him to spare him from the delivery, which money the said Roger converted to his own use.
9 Roger Pattenson of Biddenden, yeoman, late constable of hundred of Barclay on 20th June, 1602, at Biddenden, under colour of his office, took extortionately from Thomas Larman a gammon of bacon, worth 2s. 6d. for the use of the Queen, and converted it to his own use.
10 Thomas Crayford of Great Mongeham, gent., and Stephen Abbott of the same, husbandman, on 12th July, 1602, at Sholden, assaulted John Austen of Northbourne, yeoman, and Thomas Crayford beat him on the head and arms with a staff, 12 feet long, two inches thick, worth 12d., so that blood flowed.
[In margin] As above. Sent to Queen's Bench by writ of certiorari as above.

Sessions at Canterbury, 20th July, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.6  1602

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11 Thomas Allen of East Malling, labourer, on 3rd April, 1602, at East Malling stole a pair of stockings, worth 6s., the property of George Tumber.
12 Robert Doverall of Hastingleigh, labourer, on 20th December, 1602, at Allington broke into and entered the close of Francis Rose, and stole 15 ewes, worth £6, the property of the said Francis.
6 Writ of capias to have him at the next session at Maidstone to answer, and meanwhile the sheriff to inquire what goods, chattels or lands he has and sequestrate them. At sessions at Maidstone on 28th September, 1602, Thomas Scott, esq., sheriff, returns non est inventus and bona...... nulla. Writ of sicut alias capias.
[Next item and 13-20 followed by words Therefore as above]
[not numbered] Elizabeth Roskyll, wife of Richard Roskyll of Wootton, husbandman, on 27th January, 1601/2, at Wootton, assaulted Thomas Prichard of Wootton, and beat him on the back with a scythe, worth 4d.
13 William Beale of Faversham, yeoman, on 16th April, 1602, at Faversham, assaulted Nicholas Wade of Faversham, maltster.
14 William Brampton of Elham, yeoman, since 10th June, 1602, at Elham has kept a common tippling house, and there sold ale and beer to divers persons.
15 [Blank] Gouldfynche of Elham, widow, for a similar offence for the same times at Elham.
16 [Blank] Clark of Elham, widow, for a similar offence for the same times at Elham.
17 [Blank] Larence of Elham, widow, for a similar offence for the same times at Elham.
18 A footpath in Sandwich leading from a place commonly called Echend in Woodnesborough to Canterbury Gate has become muddy and covered with water, for lack of repair of the road called the Cawsey, and cleaning out of the ditches adjoining the footpath. The road should be repaired and the ditches cleaned out by Thomas Nowell of Sandwich, grazier, John Hampton of the same, brewer, John Herbert of the same, merchant, John Swynford of the same, maltman, and Thomas Morrys of Woodnesborough, husbandman, by reason of their separate tenures adjoining the path.
[In margin] His [sic] fine assessed by the Court at 20d.
19 A highway leading from Rhodes Mewies [Minnis] in Lyminge to Stone Street in Lyminge since 1st May, 1602, has been in a bad state of repair. The highway should have been repaired last summer by the inhabitants of Lyminge.
20 A highway leading from Bargrove Street in Saltwood towards Hythe, between Bargrove Street and Signe Howse in Newington since 1st May, 1602, has been in a bad state of repair. The highway should have been repaired last summer by the inhabitants of Saltwood.
21 An unknown vagabond on 14th January, 1601/2, in the borough of Cookeringe in the hundred of Westgate was taken vagrant and begging and handed over to William Yonge, then borsholder of the said borough to punish according to statute, who, disregarding the statute, there and then let him go.
On 19th July, 1603, at Canterbury, William Younge comes, having been taken by the sheriff, is led to the bar and submits himself to the court. Fined 10s.
[In margin] 10s.

Session at Canterbury 20th July, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.6d  1602

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22 Thomas Bussell of Smarden, broadweaver, since 1st August, 1602, at Smarden, has had no place of habitation, but is continually a vagrant and incorrigible rogue, refusing to work or to apply himself to any business.
23 Edward Brooke of St. Dunstan's, Canterbury, labourer, since 1st May, 1602, at St. Dunstan's, has had no place of habitation, etc. [As in 22 above]
24 John Clyveland of Sandwich, wagoner, since 1st August, 1601, once each week for a whole year, with his wagon and seven horses or geldings, and with divers goods and merchandise loaded on the wagon to the weight each time of "thirtie hundred", has driven from Sandwich to London, along the common highways, whereby the road in many lower parts and especially between the top of Boughton Hill and Boughton Street in Boughton-under-Blean, is rendered muddy, rutted, founderous and dangerous.
[In margin] Removed.
25 David Marshall of Westgate, butcher, on 9th June, 1602, at Boughton Aluph, broke into and entered the close of Moile Fynche, knight, and stole two carps, worth 12d., from his fish pond, contrary to statute of 5 Elizabeth.
At this session David Marshall comes and claims that the indictment is insufficient in law, pleads not guilty and puts himself on the country. John Webbe, gent., clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of non omittas...... quin venire facias to summon a jury, etc. for session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas next [28th September] 1602. John Dunkyn of Elmstead, yeoman, and Gilbert Marshall of Westgate, tanner, became sureties for David Marshall in £5 each, and David Marshall for himself in £10. At session at Maidstone David Marshall and John Webbe appeared, but none of the jury. Therefore postponed to Tuesday after Epiphany next [11th January] 1602/3, at Canterbury. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day given to John Webbe and David Marshall.
Tipplers Authorized in Court.
[Principals in £10 and sureties in £5 each]
1 Susanna Marshall of St. Cross next and without Canterbury, widow. Sureties, Mathew Pensax, butcher, and William Bullock, shoemaker, both of St. Cross.
2 William Hall of Ashford, yeoman, by John Smyth, Robert Edolph and Nortoun Knatchbull, esqs. Sureties [not named].

Session at Canterbury, 20th July, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.7  1602

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Badgers Authorized.
1 John Churche of Wingham, maltman, by Michael Sandes, knight, Thomas Kempe and Mathew Hadd, esqs. in court.
2 Leonard Spracklyn of St. Peter's, Thanet, gentleman, by Michael Sondes, knight, Richard Sondes and Antony Aucher, esqs. in court.
Orders made at General Session on the same day.
1 William Luckett of Wingham, yeoman, Arthur Bruncke of Chislet, yeoman, and Edward Wells of St. Nicholas, Thanet, labourer, to pay 8d. a week towards keeping of a bastard child born of a vagrant woman at Sturry, until further order made by the court upon the production of Ciprian Jones, the reputed father, for his appearance at this court they each entered into a bond of £5 before John Boys, esq.
2 Inhabitants of Boughton-under-Blean to give eight days labour on the amendment of the highway from the foot to the top of the hill, before Michaelmas next, and on default to be fined £5 to be levied of their lands and goods.
3 The order concerning Davison made by Sir Michaell Sondes, knight, and George Waller, esq., to stand until Davison finds some other man to be reputed father of a bastard child born of [blank] and produces evidence thereof. Davison to remain in House of Correction until he finds sureties to perform the former order.
4 The matter touching the getting [with child] of Dorothy Sharpe of Chart next Sutton, spinster, to be referred to the next sessions at Maidstone. Meanwhile the order of Sir Thomas Fludd, knight, and Richard Pottman, esq. to stand.
5 Elizabeth, daughter of Mawd Tayler is vagrant and destitute of any abiding place. If she is found by examination of two justices dwelling near Brenchley to be over seven years of age, then to be sent to Faunt [Frant] in Sussex, where she was born, to be kept there according to statute.
6 Meredith Maddy has assaulted Jerom Cosby. Therefore Zacharie Scott and Edward Hales, esqs. to have him apprehended by their warrant take sufficient sureties of him for his appearance at the next sessions to answer, or in default of sureties to commit him to the gaol until it may appear whether Cossby shall live or die.
[m. 7d. blank]

Session at Canterbury 20th July, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.8  1602

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Special session of the peace at Canterbury Castle on 22nd September, 1602, before Moile Fynche, Thomas Wylford and Michael Sondes, knights, and John Boys, Peter Manwood, John Smyth, Robert Edolphe, Mathew Hadd, John Blechenden, Henry Fynche, Edward Boys, Charles Hales and Anthony Aucher, esqs. and others.
1 Jury empannelled, that is, John Austen, William Gybbons, Edward Symons, Stephen Creake, Edward Byngham, Richard Sollye, Henry Clement, Richard Porte, John Deare, Thomas Goodhewe, Henry Accourte, John Whyte and John Deane, who present that Michael Barker of Acrise and Simon Head, of Elham, husbandmen, on 17th September, 1602, gathered together with other wrongdoers and armed with staffs tipped with iron, bows and arrows, daggers and knives, broke and entered into the park of Anthony Aucher at Lyminge and hunted the deer of the said Anthony feeding there, with two "Bludhounds".
[In margin] Committed to Queen's Bench by a writ of certiorari received 8th March, 1602/3.
2 [Recites above entry and continues] and took away "a Bucke".
At this special session the said Michael and Simon appear by [blank] their attorney and say the indictment is insufficient in law and plead not guilty. John Webbe, gent., clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of venire facias for him to appear at the next general session at Canterbury on Tuesday after Epiphany next [12th January, 1602/3]. Thomas Bexley of Elham, mercer, and John Wraight of Acrise, yeoman, become sureties for their appearance in £10 each and Michael and Simon for themselves, each in £20. At the session at Canterbury on 12th January, 1602/3, John Webbe appears and Michael and Simon by their attorney but none of the jury. Therefore postponed until Tuesday after the feast of St. James next [19th July, 1603] at Canterbury. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day given to John Webbe and to Michael and Simon.
[In margin, same note as in No. 1]
3 Hamon Watson, yeoman, and his wife Florence, Thomas Downe, labourer, and his wife Agnes, John Dea, labourer, and his wife Juliana, Robert Shrubsole, labourer, all of Boughton-under-Blean and Andrew Amys of "Selvedge" labourer, assembled together with other unknown people to the number of eleven at Chartham, on 5th August, 1602, armed with swords, staffs, knives, daggers, two edged scythes, broke and entered a close of William Petytt, gent., at Chartham and assaulted Arthur Mason of Chartham, yeoman, and Christopher Hayward of Chilham, labourer, and wounded them.
Writ of venire facias for them to appear at the next general session at Canterbury on Tuesday after Epiphany [12th January, 1602/3], to answer the charges, on which day they appear except Thomas Downe who is dead, submit to the will of the court. Each of them fined 12d.
[In margin] 12d.
4 Richard Austen of Preston, yeoman, borsholder of the borough of Preston by reason of a warrant of Thomas Peyton, esq., a justice of the peace, for the arrest of John Uffleton of Preston, tailor, and to take him before Thomas Peyton to answer several charges, on the 20th January, 1602/3, arrested the said John at Preston and took him into custody and afterwards on the same day he was rescued and escaped.
Writ of venire facias for him to appear at the next general session at Canterbury on the Tuesday after Epiphany [12th Jan. 1602/3] to answer, on which day he does not come, sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at the next general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [17th April, 1603], on which day the sheriff returns non est inventus, therefore writ of sicut prius capias [sic] to have him at the session at Canterbury on the Tuesday after St. James next [26th July, 1603] on which day the sheriff returns cepit corpus of the said John. He appears and is brought to the bar of the court, acknowledges the indictment. His fine assessed by the justices at 2s. 6d. paid in court into the hands of the sheriff for the use of the Crown. Therefore the said John may be discharged.
[In margin] 2s. 6d.
Orders.
As Meredith Mawdy has been committed to prison suspected of killing Jerome Cosby and an inquest is to be held by the coroner, if the said Meredith is indicted of murder before the coroner he is to remain in gaol until the next Quarter Sessions held here, and if he is not indicted he is to be freed on bail of 100 marks each by three subsidy men in a hundred, to answer at the same sessions. When the inquest is held by the coroner the said Meredith to be brought there by the gaoler or his servant to defend himself.

Special Session at Canterbury, 22nd September, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.8d  1602

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General session of the peace held at Maidstone on Tuesday after Michaelmas, 28th September, 1602, before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson, George Delves, Thomas Waller, knights, Martin Barneham, esqs., and others.
Precept of venire facias for the sheriff, Thomas Scott, esq.,........... returned.......... defaulters fines assessed at 13s. 4d. Certain of the constables, Reginald Keyle, Thomas Stace, Stephen Hasell, John Bennett, William In glett, Richard Ellett, Geoffrey Netter, Abraham Hope, Richard Pygott, John Crane, Thomas Godden, John Hyckmott, Edward Rode, George Lucke, Thomas Underhill, John Fagg and John Smeede, present.
1 Christopher Hayward, labourer, and William Smythe, labourer, both of Chilham, on 5th August, 1602, at Chartham, broke and entered into the close of Hamon Watson of Boughton-under-Blean and assaulted his wife Florence.
Writ of venire facias for them to appear at the next session at Canterbury on Tuesday after Epiphany next [12th Jan. 1602/3], on which day the sheriff, Peter Manwood, esq., returns nichil habent. Therefore writ of capias to have them at the next general session.
[In margin] 10th Jan. 1603/4 denied the indictment.
2 Giles Allyson of Addington, labourer, riotously assembled together with other people unknown to the number of three, armed with staffs and knives on 21st September, 1602, at Maidstone, and broke and entered into a close of John Brooke, gent., and assaulted him.
Writ of venire facias as above, on which day sheriff returns nichil habent, therefore writ of capias as above, which day at Maidstone on the Tuesday after the Close of Easter [17th April, 1603] the sheriff reports cepit corpus of Giles. He appears and asks to be admitted to a fine. His fine assessed here by the justices at 5s., paid to the sheriff for the use of the crown. Therefore the said Giles may be discharged.
[In margin] 5s.
3 Giles Coucheman, yeoman, and Dorothy, his wife, John Packe, tailor, and Agnes Beale, spinster, all of Tonbridge, with other unknown wrongdoers to the number of four, riotously assembled together, on 14th April, 1602, at Tonbridge, and armed with swords and staffs tipped with iron, illegally climbed the walls of a close of Thomas Couchman at Tonbridge and assaulted Francis Couchman, servant of Thomas.
Writ of venire facias for them to appear [as above], sheriff returns nichil habent. Therefore writ of capias to have them [as above]. On which day at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [17th April, 1603] the sheriff returns cepit corpus of Giles but that the other defendants non sunt inventi. Giles [as above]. His fine is assessed by the justices at 2s. to the use of the Crown. Certified that the other defendants have not come. Therefore writ of sicut prius capias [sic] to have them at the next.
[In margin] 2s. On 2nd September, 1603, John Packe appeared and discharged by pardon.
4 Barnard Trewman of Aylesford, husbandman, on 8th May, 1602, at Aylesford shot "a fowling peece" "charged with powder and hayleshott" at a partridge.
Writ of venire facias for him to appear [as above], sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him [as above].
[In margin] Discharged.
5 John Bennett, junior, of Maidstone, barber surgeon, on 12th September, 1602, at Maidstone, assaulted Henry Bayes of Maidstone, innholder, wounding him.
Writ of venire facias for him to appear [as above], the sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him [as above].
6 Since Thomas Scott, esq., lately sheriff, by reason of a writ of attachment from the Court of Common Pleas at the suit of John Webbe, gent., on a plea of trespass, made a warrant to Henry Bayes of Maidstone, innholder, for the arrest of Thomas Reve, junior, of Maidstone, yeoman, to reply to the said John, Henry Bayes on 21st June, 1602, arrested Thomas Reve and had him in his custody when Thomas assaulted him, striking him violently on the head with a dagger worth 2d. and also wounding him with a staff and escaped.
Writ of venire facias for him to appear [as above], the sheriff returns nichil habet and therefore writ of capias to have him [as above].

Session at Maidstone, 28th September, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.9  1602

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7 Thomas Reve of Maidstone, yeoman, on 10th June, 1602, at Maidstone assaulted Henry Bayes of Maidstone, innholder, stabbing him with a dagger.
Writ of capias to have him [as above].
8 George Wade of Hollingbourne, labourer, 10th August, 1602, at Leeds shot "a muskett" "Chardged with powder and hayle shott" at "pydgens".
Writ of capias.
9 Thomas Meezen, silkweaver, William Oliver, collar maker and John Crosse, weaver, all of Maidstone, with other unknown disturbers of the peace to the number of three, armed with swords, staffs, daggers and knives, on 6th August, 1602, at Aylesford, riotously and illegally assembled and assaulted Edward Symonson, borsholder of Aylesford, in the execution of his office and wounded him.
Thomas Meezen comes to this court, acknowledges the indictment, puts himself at the mercy of the court and his fine assessed at 2s. 6d., paid to the sheriff for the use of the Crown. William Olyver and John Cross did not come. Therefore as above.
[In margin] 2s. 6d. paid into the sheriff's hands.
10 Henry Bowers of Charlton, gent., 27th June, 1602, at Charlton assaulted William Stanley, gent., with a staff and a dagger, striking him on the head so that blood flowed.
[Venire facias], sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at the next, on which day the sheriff returns non est inventus, therefore writ of sicut prius capias to have him at the next, on which day, Tuesday after the feast of St. James [19th July, 1603] at Canterbury the sheriff returns cepit corpus of Henry and he comes into court.
[In margin] Appeared 19th July, 1603, and his fine assessed at 13s. 4d.
11 Richard Lake of Headcorn, mercer, on the last day of July, 1602, assaulted William Swaffer in Headcorn churchyard, with a ball [globulo] striking him on the chest.
Writ of capias to have him [as above].
12 Following warrants made by Sir Thomas Fludd, a justice of the peace, on 4th November, 1601, at Milgate and John Roane, gent., one of the purveyors of charcoal for the Queen's household, on 19th November, 1601, at Maidstone, to the constables of the town and hundred of Maidstone and the hundred of Eythorne, ordering the provision from each hundred of thirty carts to carry thirty loads of charcoal from a wood called Moreton Downe in Boxley to the Whitehall Palace at Westminster, co. Middlesex, on 27th November, 1601, Stephen Norton, gent. and Richard Ellyott, constables of the hundred of Eythorne, and Geoffrey Netter, constable of the hundred of Maidstone, conferred together at Maidstone, on 10th May, 1602, the constables of Eythorne took from John Brasier, Thomas Partridge, William Dodson, Richard Brenchley, Thomas Allen, Robert Hynckley, Henry [?] Henniecum, Henry Willmott, William Allen, Henry Henneker, John Hickes and Thomas Fysher, twelve inhabitants of the hundred of Eythorne, at Lenham, twelve carts to carry the aforesaid charcoal and similarly Abraham Hope, constable of the town of Maidstone, on 12th May, 1602, at Maidstone took six carts from John Saunders, Elizabeth Short, widow, Stephen Mosse, Simon Smyth, William Turner and Robert Seade, and Geoffrey Netter, constable of the hundred of Maidstone, on 12th May, 1602, at Maidstone, took twelve carts from John Feild, George Allen, Hamon Beechinge, John Coultier, Robert Sawyer, William Beache, Christopher Gouldsmythe, Thomas Dunn, Richard Kennard, Isaac Beckett, John Gouldinge and John Maye; however a certain Robert Bousman of "Brodherst" [Bredhurst], collier, pretending to be the deputy of John Roane, the aforesaid purveyor, on 20th July, 1602, at Brodherst, took from John Brasier, Thomas Partridge, William Dodson and Richard Brenchley, inhabitants of the hundred of Eyhorne and John Feild, George Allen, Hamon Beechinge, William Beache, Christopher Gouldsmyth and Thomas Dann, inhabitants of the hundred of Maidstone, "Rewardes", that is 40s. from each, totalling £7, to release the inhabitants of the hundred of Eyhorne from carrying four carts of charcoal, and the inhabitants of Maidstone from carrying six carts of charcoal and the same Abraham Hope took other gifts of 84s. to release John Saunders, Elizabeth Shorte, widow, Stephen Mosse, Simon Smyth, William Turner and Robert Seade, six inhabitants of Maidstone of carrying six cartloads of charcoal and from John Coulter, one inhabitant of the hundred of Maidstone 21s. to release John Coulter and William Sayer of two cartloads.

Session at Maidstone, 28th September, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.9d  1602

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13 [Similar charge] against William Mountford of Brodherst, collier, for taking "rewards" of 13s. from Thomas Allen, 14s. each from Henry Henman, Henry Wyllmott and John Myches, 15s. each from Robert Hynckley, William Allen and Henry Henneker, and other gifts of 12s. from Richard Kennard, 14s. from John May, 25s. 6d. from Isaac Beckett and John Gouldinge totalling £7 9s. 6d. Writ as above.
14 Richard Glover of Westwell, victualler, between 1st July and 28th September, 1602, at Westwell, without licence, kept "a common Typling house" and sold "ale and beere".
Writ of venire facias for him to appear at the next session at Canterbury on the Tuesday after Epiphany [12th Jan.] 1602/3, to answer, the sheriff Peter Manwood, esq., returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at next sessions at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [17th April, 1603] to answer, on which day the sheriff returns non est inventus therefore writ of sicut alias capias to have him at the next general session at Canterbury on Tuesday before St. James [19th July, 1603] to answer.
15 As Sir Thomas Cotton, Sir Thomas Fane and Thomas Wotton, esq., and other justices at the general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April], 1583, according to statute, assessed the parishioners of Farningham to contribute weekly for the relief of poor prisoners in Maidstone gaol, Michael Evarest and James Fuller, churchwardens of Farningham, ought to have paid to Richard Best and Thomas Burslowe constables of the hundred of Axten, 18s. 5d. due for twenty six weeks to Michaelmas 1602, and have not paid.
Therefore as above, on which day the sheriff returns non sunt inventi, therefore writ of sicut alias capias.
16 Similarly against Alan Best and Henry Rowhead, churchwardens of Horton, for non-payment of 13s. to the same constables of the hundred of Axton, due for one half year to Michaelmas 1602.
Therefore as above on which day at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [17th April], 1603, Alan and Henry came and show in court a receipt signed by the constable for the payment. Therefore they are quit.
[In margin] Discharged.

Session at Maidstone, 28th September, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.10  1602

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17 Similarly against John Collett, constable of the ville of Aylesford, for non-payment of 26s. due for one year at Michaelmas, 1601.
Therefore writ as above on which day John does not come and sheriff returns non est inventus, therefore writ of sicut alias capias.
18 Similarly against Christopher Chambers, constable of the ville of Aylesford, for non-payment of 26s. due for one year at Michaelmas, 1602.
[As in 17 above]
19 Similarly against Henry Draper, constable of the hundred of Little and Lesnes, for non-payment of 32 [? s. ] 5½d. owing for three-quarters of a year to the feast of the Annunciation, 1602.
[as in 17 above]
20 Similarly against Richard Austen, constable of the hundred of Barnfield, for non-payment of 16s. 6d. lately received for the parish of Hawkhurst, due for one half year to Michaelmas, 1602.
[As in 17 above]
21 Similarly against Richard Wyly, constable of the hundred of Barnfield, for non-payment of 6s. 6d. assessed on the parish of Hawkhurst lately received and due for half a year to the feast of the Annunciation [25th March], 1602.
Therefore as above on which day [17th April, 1603] at Maidstone, Richard Wyly comes and pays the money to the receiver so that he is quit.
[In margin] Discharged.
22 Similarly against Edward Pyper, constable of the hundred of Blackborne for non-payment of 13s. assessed upon each of the parishes of Woodchurch, Appledore, Kenardington and Halden, lately received, and assessed for half a year to the feast of the Annunciation, 1601.
Therefore as above on which day [17th April, 1603] Edward comes and shows in court a receipt signed by the receiver for the payment, therefore he is quit.
[In margin] Discharged.
23 Simon Everden, constable of Selbrickenden, for non-payment of 4s. 4d. assessed on the parish of Sandhurst, owing for half a year to Michaelmas 1600.
Therefore as above, on which day Simon does not come, and the sheriff returns non est inventus. Therefore writ of sicut alias capias.
[In margin] On showing a receipt, discharged.
24 Similarly against William Baker and John Shereman, constables of the hundred of Blackheath, for non-payment of 34s. 9½d. owing for half a year to Michaelmas, 1602.
Therefore as above on which day at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [17th April, 1603] they came and show in court a receipt signed by the receiver for the payment. Therefore they are quit.
[In margin] Discharged.
25 Similarly against Humphrey Vyolett, constable of the hundred of Bromley and Beckenham for non-payment of 6s. 6d. owing for half a year to Michaelmas, 1602.
Therefore as above, on which day at Maidstone he does not come, sheriff returns non est inventus therefore writ of sicut alias capias.
26 Similarly against Edward Phippe, one of the constables of the hundred of Shamwell, for non-payment of [blank] assessed on the parishes of Cliffe, Frindsbury, Strood, Higham and Cooling, owing at Michaelmas, 1602.
Therefore as above, on which day he does not come and sheriff returns mortuus est. Therefore case ended.
27 Similarly against John Cheryden, one of the constables of the hundred of Chatham and Gillingham, for non-payment of 13s. assessed on the parish of Gillingham and 4s. 4d. on the parish of Grain owing at Michaelmas 1602. Therefore as above.
28 Similarly against [blank], constable of the hundred of Blackbourn, for non-payment of 13s. owing at Michaelmas, 1602.
Enquire if Thomas Salmon was constable.
29 Similarly against Richard Wyly, constable of the hundred of Barnfield for non-payment of 6s. 6d. owing at Michaelmas, 1602.
Therefore as above, on which day at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [17th April, 1603], he comes and shows in court a receipt signed by the receiver for the payment. Therefore he is quit.
[In margin] Discharged.
30 Jury impanneled at this sessions for the hundred of Bromley and Beckenham, that is, Humphrey Vyolett, Henry Robynson, William Baker, Robert Rawson, Walter Batt, Richard Batt, William Batt, John Stakes, Edward Payne, Richard Moore, Alan Wyborne, John Kyckley and Richard Danyell, present that a highway in East Greenwich leading from Blackheath to certain buildings called "the lymekyles" is in a bad state of repair and ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of East Greenwich who have not repaired it in "the Somertyme" as they should have done.
Writ of venire facias for inhabitants to appear at the next session at Canterbury on Tuesday after Epiphany [12th January, 1602/3] to answer, sheriff, Peter Manwood, esq., reports that of the inhabitants John Oldham and Richard Mouncke were attached but have not come. Writ of distringas against the aforesaid inhabitants,............ and the sheriff to have them at the next general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [17th April, 1603] to reply.

Session at Maidstone, 28th September, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.10d  1602

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31 A highway in East Greenwich leading from Lewisham to Deptford and East Greenwich is in a bad state of repair and ought to be repaired by the parishioners of East Greenwich.
Writ of venire facias [as above] on which day the sheriff returns [as above], therefore writ of distringas against the inhabitants [as above].
32 A highway in Plumstead between "the Becon at Shutershyll" and "Wickham Bourne" is in bad condition and ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Plumstead, who have not repaired it in "the Sommertyme" as they should have done.
Writ of venire facias [as above] on which day the sheriff returns [as above] therefore writ of distringas against the inhabitants as before.
33 Jury impannelled at this general session for the hundred of Marden, that is John Weldishe, Josiah May, Michael Farmer, John Hodge, Richard Rode, Thomas Stephens, William Hyckmott, William Stonard, John Streeter, William Underwood, Abraham Burredge and Noah Stone, present that "a Wooden Bridge" on the boundaries of Tudeley and Tonbridge over "a Water course" on the road from Tudeley to Tonbridge, has for the last two months been in bad state of repair and ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Tudeley and Tonbridge and of the hundred of Watchlingstone.
[Process as above]
34 A public bridge on a road over "a Watercourse" running between Capel and Tudeley called "a Wooden Bridge" has for two months been in a bad state of repair and it ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Tudeley and Capel.
[Process as above]
35 A highway in Brenchley, Tudeley and Yalding between "Coltes Hyll" and "Beltrynge" is in bad state of repair and ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Brenchley, Tudeley and Yalding who have not repaired it in the "Sommertyme" as they should have done.
[Process as above]
36 The highway between Nettlestead, Yalding and Great [East] Peckham is a nuisance because branches and thorns growing in the hedges on the adjoining land stretching from "Coltes Hyll" to Bowbridge cover and overshadow the road so it cannot be dried by wind and rain and stays muddy and the inhabitants of Nettlestead, Yalding and Great [East] Peckham ought to have them cut.
[Process as above] Repaired as appears more fully in the certificate.

Session at Maidstone, 28th September, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.11  1602

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37 "A core or bancke" lying near a common bridge called Brodford Bridge in Goudhurst is a nuisance because it is damaging "An Arch" of the bridge. John Austen of Horsmonden has allowed the bank to remain for a long time.
Writ of venire facias for him to appear at the next session at Canterbury on Tuesday after Epiphany [12th Jan. 1602/3] to answer, on which day the sheriff, Peter Manwood, esq., returns nichil habet therefore writ of capias to have him at the next session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [17th April, 1603] at which session John Austen appears, asks to hear the indictment, it is read to him, having heard it John asks for a day to be given for the removal of the bank. It is ordered that it should be removed before the next general session to be held here on Tuesday before Michaelmas [27th Sept. 1603], on pain of £5, and that it may be certified here then. On which day Richard Rode came into court and certified that it had been remedied, so discharged.
38 Memoranda that at this session Thomas Roberts, esq., a justice of the peace, produced a certificate in court giving the names of those refusing to do six days work on the highways, presented to him by Alexander Sheafe and Thomas Scotchford, surveyors for the parish of Cranbrook, dated 4th June, 1602; John Weller of Cranbrook senior made default with his "carriage" three days, Alexander Gylberde, Robert Brickenden and John Nubery each one day.
[Additional note at side of last three names] Each to pay 10s. to the parishioners or else to work as much as the parishioners will accept. They are to certify at the next sessions that they are satisfied. Cottages defaulting: William Gerard, six days, Alexander Alchyn, Giles Hovenden, Richard Packynge, five days each.
[Additional note at side of last two names] Each to pay 5s. to the parishioners or work [as above].
Writ of venire facias for them to appear at the next session at Canterbury on Tuesday after Epiphany [12th Jan. 1602/3] to answer, on which day Peter Manwood, esq., returns nichil habent therefore writ of capias to have them at the next general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [17th April, 1603] on which day Alexander Gylberd, Robert Brickenden, John Nubery, Giles Hovenden and Richard Packing plead not guilty. It follows accordingly next that their names shall be shown as evident above. But John, William and Alexander Alchin do not come and the sheriff returns non sunt inventi. Therefore writ of sicut alias capias.
[Recites case No. 7 at Easter Sessions 1602 at Maidstone]
Writ of venire facias for them to appear at the session at Canterbury on Tuesday after St. James [20th July, 1602] to answer on which day Thomas Scott, esq., the sheriff returns nichil habent, therefore writ of capias to have them at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas [28th September] 1602 to answer.
And at this session Thomas Hatche and Thomas Kynge appear personally, taken by the sheriff and led to the bar, plead not guilty, say they ought not to repair the bridge by reason of their tenure and that they do not know who should. John Webbe, gent., clerk of the peace, prosecutes.
Writ of non omittas quin venire facias to have a jury at next session at Canterbury on Tuesday after Epiphany [12 Jan.] 1602/3. They enter into bonds of £10 each to appear. On which day John Webbe appears personally and Thomas Hatche and Thomas Kynge by Francis Raworth, their attorney, but the jury does not. Postponed until Tuesday after the close of Easter at Maidstone [17th April] 1603. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day given to John Webbe and to Thomas Hatche and Thomas Kynge.

Session at Maidstone, 28th September, 1602  Q/SR/3/m.11  1602

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Orders at the same General Session.
[1] Henry Terrey, having at a previous session had his licence to keep a victualling house at Woodsgate in Tonbridge, disallowed, has nevertheless kept one there, he is to be attached to be committed, fined and bound over never to keep a victualling house again.
[2] John Whitlocke of Teynham to be bound to be of good behaviour and attached for contemptuous words spoken by him against Sir George Delves. By witness of Elmeston, clerk.

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[3] As Thomas Stephens, aged five, being kept at Biddenden at the charge of the parish, has a mother and grandfather living at Benenden, the mother being able bodied and able to work and the grandfather being of some ability in goods to keep the child or to contribute there unto, ordered that Thomas Baker, Edward Hales and Zachary Scott and Edward Henden esqs. to consider the case and order whether the child is to be kept by the said parishioners or by the parents or jointly and what they decide shall stand as the order of this court.
[4] As at last Easter Sessions at Maidstone it was ordered that Thomas Stanford, an old man, living at Tonbridge should be sent to "Trosclyff" [Trottiscliffe] where it was claimed he last lived to be provided for there, now the parishioners of "Trosclyff" complain that he was never an inhabitant there but a vagrant who was whipped and sent to Tonbridge where he was born, therefore the matter to be referred to John Richers, George Chowne and George Bynge, esqs., justices of the peace, or any two of them to alter or confirm the former order, their decision to be binding.
[5] The court has allowed for the relief of the soldiers landed at Gravesend a yearly pension of £4 to be paid to the constable of the town of Gravesend and the arrears owing from Michaelmas 1601 to Michaelmas 1602 are to be paid to Edward Graye now constable by Leonard Lovelace, esq., late treasurer.
[6] Thomas Meeson and John Crosse, both of Maidstone, to be attached to keep the peace at the suit of Edward Symonson.
[7] James Gemmyt of Staplehurst, clothier, to be attached because he departed without leave when appearing on his recognizance.
[8] Thomas Pearce of Stockbury, charged with feloniously taking sheep and blaming others, to be attached to search his house. On the information of Sir Thomas Fludd.
[9] As at Quarter Sessions held at Canterbury last July, it was ordered that if two justices of the peace living near Brenchley found that Elizabeth, the daughter of Mandlyn Taylor, was over seven years old, she should be sent from Brenchley where she then was to Frant in Sussex and as since the sessions, Roger Twysden, George Ryvers and William Beswicke, esqs., justices of the peace, have found that Elizabeth is much above seven years old, yet there is doubt as to what the law is, ordered that the matter be referred to the justices of assize to decide and meanwhile the child to be kept at Brenchley and if it is decided that she shall be sent to Frant then the parishioners of Frant to reimburse the parishioners of Brenchley for keeping the child from the time of the last session at Canterbury.
Recognizances Discharged.
William Dabbes of East Lenham, husbandman, to do and receive [the orders of the court] in £20. Surety, Thomas Rasell of the same, husbandman, in £10.
Thomas White of Sevenoaks, blacksmith, [as above], in £20. Sureties, Thomas White of Sundridge, blacksmith, and Henry Draper.
Walter Burvell of Lenham, tinker, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, John Davyes of Lenham, mason, and Nicholas Reynolds of the same, labourer, both in £10.
John Davys of Lenham, mason, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Walter Burvell of the same, tinker, and Nicholas Reynolds of the same, labourer, both in £10.
Nicholas Reynolds of Lenham, labourer, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Walter Burvell of the same and John Davys of the same, mason, both in £10.
Thomas Pratt and Cicily, his wife, of Harrietsham, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Ralf Fowe of Broomfield, yeoman, and John Lewes of Sutton Valence, yeoman, both in £10.
Jeremiah Boycott of Tonbridge, butcher, to keep the peace towards Edward Couchman, clerk, in £20. Sureties, Walter Johnson and Richard Johnson of Tonbridge, yeoman, both in £10.
Jonas Eldridge of Bidborough, yeoman, for good behaviour in £20. Sureties, Ambrose Tyler and William Abraham of the same, yeomen, both in £10.
Philip Butler of Halstow, miller, to answer, in £20. Surety, William M. of Rainham, yeoman, in £10.
John Hombden of Tonbridge, yeoman, in £40, for good behaviour.
Elizabeth Suertyes of Chatham, spinster, to keep the peace towards Joan Hening. Sureties, John Segger of the same, shipwright and Lawrence Androwes of St. Margaret's. By writ of certiorari.
John Miller of Hoo, yeoman, to keep the peace towards Lawrence Hayes of Hoo, in £20.
Stephen Clarke of Swanscombe, husbandman, to answer, in £20. Sureties, John Wacklinge of Northfleet, husbandman and Reginold Beere of Swanscombe, yeoman, both in £10.
Thomas Wakerell of Northfleet, labourer, to keep the peace towards Susan Buckle, in £20. Sureties, William Swayne, gent., and Abraham Acrod, yeoman, both of the same, both in £10.
Edward Symonson of Aylesford, husbandman, to give evidence against Thomas Meason, in £10.
Giles Allyson of Addington, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, Robert Lynche of the same, labourer.
Thomas Lake of Stansted, husbandman, to keep the peace towards Ellen Gray, wife of Thomas, in £10. Sureties, William Kipper of Hartley and William Lake of Stansted, carpenter, both in £5.
Alexander Rogers of Goudhurst in £20. Surety, Stephen Rogers of the same, in £10, [to keep the peace] towards Edward Caddyn.
James Gymmett of Staplehurst to keep the peace towards Elizabeth Jeffery in £20. Surety, James Baldwyn of the same, tailor, in £10.
James Baldwyn of Staplehurst, tailor, to keep the peace towards Elizabeth Jefferey, in £20. Surety, James Baldwyn of the same, tailor, in £10.
Thomas Cawsten of West Wickham to keep the peace against John Justus, in £20. Sureties, Butler and Giles Mounford of the same, in £10.
Taddeus [?] Kinge of East Greenwich to keep the peace towards Thomas Storey, in £10.
Griffith Roger of Linton, in £10. Sureties, John Nicholls of the same and Richard Wood of East Farleigh, in £5.
Robert Bowman of Bredhurst. Sureties, Edward Burbage of Detling and George Jenkyn of Bredhurst.
William Hayman of Chart-next-Sutton, clerk, in £10 [to answer].
William Peake of Marden, yeoman, to keep the peace towards Robert Bassocke and Abraham White, in £20. Sureties, Robert Perry, gent., and Thomas Johnas, yeoman, both of Chart-next-Sutton, in £10.
Robert Bassocke of Marden, butcher, to keep the peace towards William Peake, in £20. Sureties, Henry Morefeild, butcher, and Abraham White, labourer, both of the same, in £10.
Abraham Whyte of Marden, butcher, to keep the peace towards William Peake, in £20. Sureties as above.
John Soman of Addington to keep the peace towards Giles Dallyson in £10. Sureties, Nicholas Baker of Wrotham and John Walter, miller, of the same, in £5.
Henry Sellyard, clerk, John Terry, George Hawkes, William Weston, Thomas Woodey, Richard Shewbridge and George Cooper of Ightham for good behaviour, in £10.
Katherine, wife of Henry Thomas of Rucking, to answer in £10. Sureties, Henry Thomas and Nicholas Peerce of Shadoxhurst, yeomen, in £10.
Henry Thomas of Rucking, husbandman, in £20. Sureties, John Spice of the same and George Cook of Bilsington, in £10.
John Huggyns of Chart, husbandman, to keep the peace against Thomas Potter in £10. Sureties, Richard Wood of the same and John Bysshop of Sutton, clothier, in £5.
Thomas Meason of Maidstone for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Henry Puckle and John Halsnoth of the same, both in £10.
William Smyth of Maidstone to keep the peace in £20. Sureties, Robert Stace and Richard Gosling of the same, both in £10.
John Shorey alias Heath of Maidstone to keep the peace towards John Taylor, in £10. Sureties, John Bennett and Abraham Hope, in £5.
Nicholas Waller of Maidstone for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, Thomas and John Waller of the same, in £5.
Giles Bassock of Maidstone, to keep the peace towards William Barnes, in £10. Sureties, Robert Stace and Richard Wyllard of the same, in £5.
Walter Carter of Hollingbourne for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, William Carter of the same, weaver, and John Carter of Bearsted, weaver, both in £5.
William Ollyver of Maidstone, collarmaker, to keep the peace towards Margaret Cockerill, in £10. Sureties, Henry Collet of Hythe, cutler, and Francis Jackson of Maidstone, tailor, both in £5.
Christopher Cressey and Roger Cressey of Cranbrook to keep the peace towards Thomas Smyth in £20 each. Surety, Alexander Courthope in £20.
Thomas Smyth of Cranbrook to keep the peace towards Christopher Cressey, in £20. Surety, William White of the same, yeoman, in £10.
Richard Harnden of Marden to keep the peace towards William Cordingly, in £10. Sureties, Joseph Mayhow and Christopher Harnden of the same, both in £5.
Christopher Harnden of Marden to keep the peace towards William Cordingly. Sureties, Richard Harnden and Joseph Mayewede of the same.
Alexander Rogers of Goudhurst to keep the peace peace towards Edward Caddye, in £20. Surety, Stephen Rogers in £10.
James Gymmett of Staplehurst to keep the peace towards Elizabeth Jefferey, in £10. Surety, James Baldwyn of the same, in £10.
James Baldwyn of Staplehurst to keep the peace towards the same in £10. Surety, James Gymmett in £10.
William Mountford of Bredhurst, in £10. Surety, Harsellus Nicholls of Gillingham and William Gyllat, in £5.
David Williams of Detling, in £10. Surety, Giles Burbage and Henry Roberts of the same in £5.
Recognizances defaulted.
William Leake of Stepney, co. Essex, butcher, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, Nicholas Glover and Thomas Tredway of Maidstone, both in £5.
Thomas Pearce of Stockbury for good behaviour, in £10.
Robert Harding of Radcliffe, co. Middlesex, yeoman, for good behaviour in £20. Sureties, Edward Goade of Southwark, co. Surrey, both in £10.
Siliadiciua Price of Biddenden, spinster, in £20. Sureties, John Pye of the same, yeoman, and John Curlinge of Headcorn, yeoman, both in £10.
Christopher Steventon of Stone, labourer, in £40.

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General session of the peace at the Castle at Canterbury on Tuesday next after Epiphany, 11th Jan. 1602/3, before Thomas Wilford, Michael Sondes and William Lovelace, knights, and Thomas Peyton, Mathew Hadd and Henry Fynche, esq. and others.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Peter Manwood, esq............. returned............... defaulters fines assessed at 13s. 4d. Certain of the constables William Parker, Henry Maxsted, William Skiner, John Hopkins, John Knowler, William Spicer, Thomas Weddingham, Abraham Wood, John Dunkyn, Thomas Oldfeild, Thomas Stroode, Thomas Deere, Peter Verryer, John Spooner, Edward Coveney, John Denn and George Maplisden, present
1 Thomas Kynge of Canterbury, butcher, and John Forrest of the same, butcher, on the 9th June, 1602, broke and entered a close of Sir Moile Fynche in Boughton-under-Blean and stole from the fish pond there 10 carpes worth 20s. and 10 breams worth 10s.
Writ of venire facias for them to appear at the next general session at Maidstone on Tuesday next after the close of Easter [3rd May 1603] to reply. On which day the sheriff Peter Manwood, esq., returns nichil habent, therefore writ of capias to have them at the next general session at Canterbury on Tuesday next before the feast of St. James [19th July 1603] to answer. On which day they appear, are led to the bar, ask to hear the indictment, it is read and having heard it, Thomas and John ask to be admitted to a fine with the Crown and each place themselves separately in the hands of the court. Their fines assessed at 3s. 4d. each paid in court to the sheriff to the use of the Crown.
[In margin] 3s. 4d. [twice]
2 William Peake, yeoman, Richard Rode, husbandman, Edward Younge, husbandman, Edward West, husbandman, all of Marden, on 22nd Sept., 1602, at Marden, broke and entered the close of Henry Murfill alias Murfilde and trampled on grass growing there worth 100s. and stole peas and beans growing there worth 100s.
Writ of venire facias, sheriff returns nichil habent, therefore writ of capias, sheriff returns non est inventi therefore writ of sicut alias capias.
3 William Peake of Marden, yeoman, on 24th September, 1602, at Marden, broke and entered a close of Henry Murfill alias Murfilde and with horses, oxon and pigs, grazed corn and grass worth 100s. growing there and trampled down other grass worth 40s.
Writ of venire facias, sheriff returns nichil habet therefore writ of capias, sheriff returns non est inventus, therefore writ of sicut alias capias.
4 William Epps of Ashford, gent., on 7th January, 1602/3, at Ashford, assaulted Stephen Eastry in the house of John Coxe called "The Serasons Head" with a dagger.
5 Philip Eastland of Lyminge, husbandman, on 10th January, 1602/3, at Lyminge assaulted Michael Barber and wounded him.
Writ of venire facias, sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias, sheriff returns non est inventus, therefore writ of sicut alias capias.
6 Michael Barber of Elham, yeoman, on 10th January, 1602/3, at Lyminge assaulted Philip Eastland of Lyminge, husbandman, wounding him by burning the lower part of "the Skirts".
[In margin] Committed to Queen's Bench by Queens writ in the octave of Michaelmas.

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Related information: see QM/SRc/1602/QM/SRc/180, QM/SRc/182.

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7 Avice Bett, wife of John Bett of Hothfield and Elizabeth Bett, his daughter, on 1st August, 1602, broke and entered a close of Thomas Horsemanden of Hothfield, clerk, and stole two measures of beans worth 12d.
John Bett, appearing in court at this session for his wife and daughter submits to the favour of the court, acknowledges the indictment and their fine assessed by the court as 2s. 6d. for the use of the Crown.
[In margin] 2s. 6d. [twice]
8 David Marshall of Westgate, butcher, on 9th June, 1602, at Boughton Aluph assaulted John Kennett of Boughton, yeoman, wounding him.
Writ of venire facias, sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias, sheriff returns non est inventus. David appears in court, asks to hear the indictment, and to be admitted to a fine with the Crown and puts himself in the hands of the court. His fine assessed by the justices at 2s. paid in court to the sheriff for the use of the Crown.
[In margin] 2s.
9 David Marshall of Westgate, butcher, on 9th June, 1602, at Boughton Aluph assaulted Elizabeth, wife of John Kennett of Boughton, wounding her.
[Process as above]
[In margin] 2s.
10 Robert Bassocke, butcher, Abraham Whyte, clothier, Samuel Stroker, labourer, Richard Parker, butcher, all of Marden, on 24th September, 1602, at Marden armed with swords, daggers, staffs tipped with iron and two headed scythes, violently and illegally broke and entered a close being in the free tenure of William Peake and stole sixty "Copps of Oats" worth £8 and ten "Copps of Pease" worth 10s. and deseized William contrary to the statute of 8 Henry VI.
Robert Bassocke, Abraham White, Samuel Stoker and Richard Parker, appear, ask to hear the indictment, it is read to them and having heard the same, Robert complains that the indictment is insufficient in law............ since before the time of the trespass and entry referred to in the indictment a certain James Hunt was seized of the aforesaid close and on 29th September, 1596, at Marden leased it to Henry Murfeld for eleven years who was still in possession on 24th September, 1602, the day the entry and trespass took place, on which day also William Peake entered into the said close in the possession of the said Henry and expelled him and so the said James was unjustly deseized by the said William Peake of the close in his fee and also the said Henry. The aforesaid Robert Bassocke, Abraham, Samuel and Richard, as servants of the said Henry and on his orders, afterwards, at the said time, claiming the aforesaid term of the aforesaid Henry in the aforesaid close, came to the same, re-entered and expelled William Peake from possession, which was to them justifiable so that they, the aforesaid Robert, Abraham, Samuel and Richard say that they are not guilty of the trespass mentioned in the indictment, that they are justified that restitution should be made according to the aforesaid statute and that they are not guilty and put themselves on the country. John Webbe, gent., clerk of the peace, prosecutes.
Therefore writ of non ommittas quin venire facias to the sheriff to summon a jury at the next session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter next [3rd May, 1603]. The same day is given to John Webb and to the said Robert, Abraham, Samuel and Richard, and Henry Murfell alias Murfeld of Marden, butcher, comes into court and stands surety for the said Robert, Abraham, Samuel and Richard in £20 and each of them binds himself in a similar sum [sic]1 to appear on that day. On which day at Maidstone John Webb appears and Robert, Abraham, Samuel and Richard but none of the jury. Therefore postponed until Tuesday after the feast of St. James [19th July, 1603] at Canterbury. On this day, John Webb appears and Robert, Abraham, Samuel and Richard by their attorney and the jury find them not guilty.
1 Robert Bassock and Abraham White were each bound over to keep the peace towards William Peake, Henry Merfilde [sic] being one of the sureties in each case

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11 William Peake of Marden, yeoman, Thomas Willarde of Horsmonden, clothier, Richard Willarde of Horsmonden, clothier and Edward Younge of Marden, servant of William Peake with unknown wrongdoers to the number of four, with swords, staffs and "a pitchforke", on 24th September, 1602, at Marden, riotously assembled and assaulted Robert Bassocke and Samuel Strooker and William Peake wounded Robert and Samuel with "a pitchfork".
Writ of venire facias, sheriff returns nichil habent, therefore writ of capias, sheriff returns non sunt inventi.
12 Abraham Whyte, clothier, Robert Bassock, butcher, Samuel Strooker, labourer, and Richard Parker, butcher, all of Marden, on 24th September, 1602, at Marden, riotously assembled and with swords, staffs tipped with iron, daggers and knives, assaulted William Peake.
[In margin] 24th July, 1603, memorandum, he paid for the discharge of this at Michaelmas Sessions.
13 John Merewether of Sutton Valence, gent., on 20th November, 1602, at Sutton Valence assaulted Robert Sharpe, gent. and struck him on the head with a staff, wounding him.
John Merywether [sic], present in court at this session, submits to the favour of the court, acknowledges the indictment, and his fine fixed by the court at 5s., paid in court to the sheriff for the use of the Crown.
[In margin] fine 5s. paid in court.
14 Peter Harvey of Northbourne, yeoman, on 23rd September, 1602, broke and entered the close of Richard Tomes of Waldershare, yeoman, in Waldershare and assaulted the said Richard.
At this session Peter Harvey appears by his attorney, Francis Raworth, asks to hear the indictment, it is read, he claims it is insufficient in law, that there is no need for him to reply, pleads not guilty and puts himself on the country. John Webbe, gent., clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Valentine Harvey of Northbourne, yeoman, became surety for Peter in £10 and Peter for himself in £10, for Peter to appear on Tuesday after the close of Easter next [3rd May, 1603]. On which day at Maidstone came John Webbe and Peter Harvey by his attorney but none of the jury. Postponed until the Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle at Canterbury Castle [19th July, 1603]. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day given to John Webbe and Peter Harvey.
15 Since Sir Thomas Cotton, Sir Thomas Fane, Thomas Wotton, esq. and other justices at a general session held at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter, 1583, ordered weekly contributions to be made for the relief of the poor prisoners in the gaol at Canterbury Castle, Henry Adye and Walter Leese, constables for the hundred of Faversham have not paid 52s. due at Michaelmas 1602.

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16 Similarly John Bennett late constable of the hundred of Oxney for non-payment of 5s. 8d. lately received and owed for one quarter to Michaelmas 1602.
Writ of venire facias. Sheriff returns nichil habet. John comes into court and shows a receipt for the payment. Therefore he is quit.
17 Similarly against Nicholas Tonge, churchwarden of Bredgate for non-payment of 6s. 5½d. owing for half a year to Michaelmas 1602.
Therefore as above, sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias, sheriff returns non est inventus. Nicholas comes into court and shows a receipt for the payment. Therefore he is quit.
18 Similarly against Richard Beake, churchwarden of Milton for non-payment of 14s. 2d. to the constable of the hundred of Milton owed as above at the same feast.
Therefore as above, sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias, sheriff returns non est inventus. Richard comes into court and shows a receipt for the money, therefore he is quit.
19 Similarly against Robert Marten, churchwarden, of Tong for non-payment of 3s. 7d. to the said constable owed as above at the same feast.
[In margin] Showed a receipt [? made out to] Richard Parker and that payment made.
20 Similarly against John Petman, churchwarden of Tunstall, for non-payment of 6s. 1d. to the said constable owed as above at the same feast.
21 Similarly against John Kennarde, churchwarden of Milstead, for non-payment of 17d. to the said constable owed as above at the same feast.
22 Christopher Pickes of Westgate, victualler, between 1st Jan. 1601/2 and 1st Jan. 1602/3, for one year, at Westgate, without licence, kept "a Comon Typlinge" house and sold there "ale and Beere".
23 James Newland of Westgate for a similar offence at Westgate for the same length of time.
24 Anthony Knott of Staplegate, tipler, for a similar offence at Staplegate for the same length of time.
Therefore as above, sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias, sheriff returns non est inventus. Anthony comes into court, hears the indictment and asks to be admitted to a fine with the Crown. His fine assessed by the justices at 20s. and he is committed to gaol in Canterbury Castle to remain there until he pays.
[In margin] 20s.
25 John Devynson of Staplegate, tipler, for one year from 1st Jan. 1602/3, for a similar offence at Staplegate.
Therefore as above. Sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capia, sheriff returns non est inventus. John comes into court, hears the indictment and asks to be admitted to a fine with the Crown. His fine assessed by the justices at 20s. and he is committed to gaol in Canterbury Castle to remain there until he pays.
[In margin] 20s.
26 Henry Blacke of Staplegate, tipler, for one year from 1st Jan. 1601/2 to 1st Jan. 1602/3 for a similar offence at Staplegate.

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27 James Fowler of Staplegate, victualler, for one year, from 1st Jan. 1601/2 to 1st Jan. 1602/3 for a similar offence at Staplegate.
28 Margaret Smythe of Harbledowne, widow, for one year, from 1st Jan. 1601/2 to 1st Jan. 1602/3 for a similar offence at Staplegate.
29 Sir Thomas Wylfford, Edward Boys, Peter Manwood, and Mathew Hadd, esqs., and other justices of the peace, on 7th Jan. 1593/4, having laid down the prices for which each barrel of "Beere" was to be sold by every brewer in Kent, according to statute, Joseph Colfe of Westgate, brewer, has sold at Westgate since 7th Jan. 1593/4, that is between 25th December 1597 [sic ? 1602] and 7th Jan. 1602/3 to people from Westgate, Whitstable and elsewhere twenty barrels of beer called "Bunner" for 8s. each, which exceeds the price fixed by the justices.
Therefore as above, sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias.
At the session at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before the feast of St. James [19th July] 1603 James appears in court, brought by the sheriff and is led to the bar, hears the indictment, asks to be admitted to a fine with the Crown and puts himself in the hands of the court. His fine is assessed by the justices at 6d. paid in court into the hands of the sheriff for the use of the Crown.
[In margin] 6d.
30 Richard Amys of Westgate, brewer, between 25th December 1602 and 7th January 1602/3 sold ten "Bunners" of beer for 8s. each is excess the price fixed.
31 As for three months from 20th December, 1602, a quarter of barley is to be sold, in the whole of Kent, for 16s. and no more and that according to the Assize of Ale of the Queen's Council it is ordered that one gallon of "the best ale and Beere" should be sold for 4d. for the whole of the aforesaid time and lesser or greater measures of ale or beer according to the same rate, a certain Gylbert Writhe of Eastry, tipler, ignoring the assize, on the following 10 Jan. 1602/3, that is within one month following, and on various other days within the aforesaid three months from 20th December, at Eastry often sold ale by lesser measure than a quart i. e. at a penny a pint.
Therefore as above. At Maidstone the sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at the next session at Canterbury, the sheriff returns non est inventus, Gilbert comes into court, hears the indictment, asks to be admitted to a fine with the Crown and puts himself in the hands of the court. Therefore his fine is assessed by the justices at 6d. to the use of the Crown and paid in court.
[In margin] 6d.
Orders
1 All alehouses and tipling houses in the lathes of St. Augustines and Shepway to be deposed and no one to keep one or to sell ale or beer (common inns only excepted) until another order is made at Quarter Sessions and no justices to licence any person within these lathes to keep alehouses or tipling houses or to sell ale or beer.
2 As Elizabeth Dyckerson, late the servant of one of the inhabitants of St. John's Thanet, for more than a year, was there begotten with child and for that reason was put out of service before the end of the time for which she had covenanted and had resort to her father Robert Dyckerson of St. Lawrence, Thanet, who is partly maintained by the charity of the parishioners of St. Lawrence and she has remained there for the last seven weeks, therefore Elizabeth Dyckerson to be removed to St. John's Thanet.

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3 The indictment against Hamon Watson of Boughton-under-Blean and then others, whereof Thomas Downe is dead, to be discharged on their submission to their fines assessed at 12d. each, except for Thomas Downe being dead.
4 When Mathew Wells of Wingham shall appear he shall be put to answer why he slanderously reported that Mr. Fynche and Mr. Peyton did put back an indictment preferred in the Quarter Sessions for the Queen.
5 As the allowance for the justices diet for three days during this sessions was only £4 16s. and the charge during this time came to [blank], the difference to be allowed to the sheriff from the issues of this sessions arising from the liberties in the county and to be extreated to him by the clerk of the peace and delivered to the justices before the next session to be held here, who shall give allowance for them and deliver them to the sheriff.
[In Latin] Note. It is noted that if the lords of the liberties do not consent then they shall refer [the question] of the fines to the Assize Judges in full sessions and then the allowances to be for the benefit of the sheriff by order of the sessions.
6 As the court understands that the indictment against Robert Bassocke and others for forcible entry into a close in Marden was preferred in a secret manner and the evidence privately delivered to the Inquest and as a plea of restitution is put in, allowed and recorded by this court in bar of restitution of possession according to the statute of 31 Eliz., no writ of restitution of possession to be awarded out of this court on the said indictment.
Victuallers Authorized and Disallowed by the court.
1 Thomas Cooke of Wingham, innholder, authorized by Thomas Palmer and Thomas Peyton, esquires, to keep victualling [and sell] bread, ale and beer in his dwelling house by recognizance certified at this session.
Disallowed.
1 Thomas Wood of St. Paul's Canterbury, labourer, on condition he no longer keeps an eating house.
2 Edward Ashen of Wingham, butcher, similarly.
Badgers Authorized.
1 John Lawrence of Faversham, merchant.
2 Robert Gybbons of Faversham, maltman.
3 Robert Eason of Throwley, merchant.
4 Thomas Upton of Sittingbourne, yeoman, by Sir Michael Sondes, Nicholas Gilborne and Mathew Hadd, esqs.
5 Thomas Turner of Maidstone, yeoman, by Thomas Palmer, Mathew Hadd and Nicholas Gilborne, esqs.
Drovers Authorized.
1 William Marshe of Woodnesborough, drover, by Thomas Palmer, Mathew Hadd and John Blackenden.
Victuallers Authorized by Recognizances Certified.
1 Ralph Yemanson by Sir Michael Sondes and two other justices.
2 Richard Froste of Iwade, yeoman, by the same justices.
3 John Dryland of Wye, yeoman, by Mathew Hadd and other justices.
[4] Thomas Cooke of Wingham, in his dwelling house by Thomas Palmer and Thomas Peyton.
Attachment awarded by the Court.
1 Against Richard Robyns of Eastry, yeoman, for good behaviour.
Recognizances taken in Court.
1 Peter Harveye of Northborne, yeoman, in £10. Surety, Valentine Harvey of the same, yeoman, in £10. On condition that Peter prosecutes with effect an indictment found against him for an assault on Richard Tomas, from day to day and place to place.
2 Thomas Wood of St. Pauls-without-Canterbury, labourer, in £10. Surety, John Oram of Westgate, tipler in £10. On condition that Thomas does not keep an eating house any more.

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Recognizances Discharged.
Edward Ashen of Wingham, butcher, in £10, for good behaviour. Sureties, William Smyth, clerk, and Henry Maple, yeoman, both of Adisham, both in £5.
Francis Marshe of "Marton", yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace at the suit of John Marsh. Surety, John Philpott of Nonington, yeoman, in £5.
Thomas Prichard of Wotton, clerk, in £20, to keep the peace at the suit of Elizabeth Roskyll.
George Peene of Tong, labourer, in £20, to answer. Surety, Andrew Butt of Sittingbourne, yeoman, in £10.
Philippa Tomlyn, wife of John Tomlyn of Sturry, carpenter, for good behaviour. Sureties, John Tomlyn and Emanuel Elms of Sturry, husbandman, both in £5.
Robert Bennett of Chartham, yeoman, for good behaviour in £20.
John Murry of Wingham, victualler, in £5. Sureties, John Church and Thomas Cook, husbandmen of the same, both in £10. [sic]
William Tompson of Longworth, victualler, in £20, to answer. Surety, George Chapman of St. Pauls next Canterbury, cordwainer, in £10.
Robert Hurte and Robert Fayreman of Milton, sailors, in £10, to answer. Sureties, Gilbert Cowden of Newington and Jeremiah Hurte of Bridge, husbandman, both in £5.
Luke Padnoll, grocer, and William Hall, innkeeper, both of Ashford, both in £10, to keep the peace at the suit of Mary Whitehead of the same. Sureties, John Epps of Selling, gent., and John Barker of Ashford, both in £10.
Thomas Harvey of Wingham, blacksmith, in £10, to keep the peace at the suit of Thomas Myllenden. Surety, Thomas Bryst of Wingham, smith.
Thomas Allen and Bridget, his wife, and Robert Allen and Susan, his wife, in £10 [for each couple] to keep the peace at the suit of Simon Greenestreete
Thomas Horsensinden of Hothfield, clerk, in £10 to answer.
John Bett of Hothfield, husbandman, in £10, to answer. Sureties, Richard Perrys and Jo Norsyngton, yeomen, both of the same, both in £5.
Richard Hoult of Hothfield, husbandman, in £10, to answer as above.
Abraham Godfrey of Hothfield, husbandman, in £10, to answer as above.
Stephen Hernden of Egerton, husbandman, in £10, to answer as above.
John Murrey of Wingham, tipler, in £5, for good behaviour. Sureties, Jo Chureye of the same, yeoman, and Thomas Cooke, husbandman, both in £3 6s. 8d.
William Rudd, butcher, in £20, as above. Sureties, Zachariah Harlackenden, gent., and Francis Reader, yeoman, both in £10.
Philip Buttler of Halstow, miller, in £10, to answer.
Agnes Olyver and Elizabeth Clarke to keep the peace at the suit of Grace Baker, wife of ? Knaperis Baker.
Peter Harvey of Northborne, yeoman, in £[blank], for good behaviour. Surety, Thomas Harvey of the same, yeoman, in £30.
Valentine Harvey of Northbourne, yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace at the suit of Peter Ferryer. Surety, Thomas Harvey of the same, yeoman, in £30.
Jo Hurlooke of Bethersden, innholder, in £10, to answer. Surety Robert Coxon of the same, in £10.
Recognizances until the next [session] here.
Martin Cooke of Faversham, husbandman, in £10. Sureties, Christopher Barrett and William Dixe of the same, husbandmen, both in £5. To keep the peace towards Mathew Carter.
Christopher Barrett of the same. Sureties, Martin Cooke and William Dix as above. Towards the same.
William Dixe of the same. Sureties, Martin Cooke and Christopher Barratt. Towards the same.
John Knight of Newington, weaver, in £10, for good behaviour. Surety Robert Pratt of Stellinge, husbandman, in £5.
Richard Knight of Allington, yeoman, in £10, for good behaviour. Surety, John Knight of the same, yeoman, in £5.
Henry Baker of Sturry, labourer, in £10, for good behaviour. Surety, Nicholas Wilkinson of Fordwich, yeoman, in £10.
John Freind of Swakefield, labourer, in £13 6s. 8d. for good behaviour, Sureties, Christopher Stoke of Seasalter, yeoman, and Andrew Symmes of Faversham, husbandman, both in £6 13s. 8d.
Edward Travys of Boughton-under-Blean, labourer, to answer and for good behaviour.
Christopher Longe of Ore, husbandman, in £20. Sureties, Henry Whitlocke and George Kylton both of the same, husbandmen, both in £10.
John Merywether of Sutton Valence, gent., see below.
Richard Robyns of Eastry, yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace at the suit of Robert Grove. Surety, Jo. Barber of Eastry, yeoman, in £5.
Thomas Myllenden of Wingham, sawyer, in £10, to keep the peace at the suit of Thomas Harvey of the same, husbandman.
Thomas Perse of Kennington, in £5, for good behaviour. Surety, George Marshall of the same, yeoman, in £5.
Richard Fayrebreach of Ospringe, labourer, in £20, to answer. Surety, Thomas Fayrebreache of the same in £10.
[Note in between line] Taken at the next here.
William Buckland of Egerton, husbandman, in £10. Surety, Robert Spyce of the same, yeoman, in £5.
Edward Russell of Mongeham in co. Surrey, yeoman, in £10, to answer.
Jo. Pettenden of Borden, yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace, at the suit of Thomas Pettenden. Sureties, Alexander Pettenden and Jo. Bedmanden of Borden both in £5.
Peter Harvey of Northborne, yeoman, in £20. Sureties, Valentine Harvey and John Hatcher, of the same, yeomen, both in £10. For peace at the suit of Richard Tomes.
Philip Estland of Lyminge, labourer, to keep the peace at the suit of Michael Barber. Sureties, Symon Acourte of Elmsted, yeoman, and William Wadden of Lyminge, husbandman [£20 and £10 see Q/SR/4/m.5d. No. 9]
Recognizances Defaulted.
William Eppes of Ashford, gent., to keep the peace at the suit of Stephen Esden of Kennyngton, shereman.
William Cooke, yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace at the suit of Eliz. Terrey. Sureties, Edward Ungley of the same, yeoman, and John Pecnam of the same, yeoman, both in £5.
Nicholas Sturgis of the Isle of Sheppey to keep the peace at the suit of William Masley, in £10. Sureties, George Newe of the same, yeoman, and Jo. Dason of the same, yeoman, both in £5.
Recognizances until Maidstone.
John Meriwether of Sutton Valence, gent., in £20, to keep the peace at the suit of Robert Sharpe of the same, gent. Surety, Christopher Bacheler of the parish of St. Lawrence-without-Canterbury, yeoman, in £10.
Robert Sharpe for himself in £20, for the same. Surety, James Bateman of Sutton, gent., in £10.
Walter Taylor of Hothfield, clothier, in £10, for good behaviour. Sureties Richard Sudger of M ?, yeoman, and Henry Tayler of Cobham, husbandman, both in £20.
Recognizances to Assizes.
Thomas Topley of Milton, brewer, for himself in £20. Sureties, Richard Topley of Hothfield, clothier, and Henry Symson of Sittingbourne, beerbrewer, both in £10.
Fines Assessed in Court.
Thomas Wood of Westgate, tipler, 20s. for keeping an eating house without licence.
William Tompson of Longport 20s. for a similar offence.
John Merywether of Sutton Valence 5s. paid to the sheriff.
Special Session at Maidstone, 20th January, 1602/3, before Sir Thomas Fludd, Martin Barneham, and others.
The jury empannelled, that is, Edward Godden, gent., William Everneden, John Trendall, John Baseden, Richard Riche, Henry Hunt, John May, John Woodyer, Joseph May, Thomas Coveney, John Fyshenden, Thomas Baker, Henry Baker, Mathew Crowherst and James Dowle, present that William Lampard of Chart next Sutton Valence, gent., on 31st December, 1602, at Maidstone, riding on a gelding, in the highway, with a "dager drawen", with malice aforethought, assaulted Richard Willard, being in the way leading to the town of Maidstone.
Writ of venire facias, for him to appear at the next session at Maidstone, sheriff returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias to have him at the following session at Canterbury, sheriff returns non est inventus, therefore writ of sicut prius capias [sic].
John Wood of Tonbridge, labourer, with Jonah Carr of Tonbridge, weaver, on 18th December, 1602, at Loose, on Coxheath, stole five wethers worth 40s. from George Charlton.
Writ of capias to have him before the justices at Maidstone on Tuesday next after the close of Easter [3rd May 1603] and the sheriff to enquire what goods, chattels, lands and tenements he has and to distrain them, sheriff returns non est inventus and bona....... nulla, therefore writ of sicut prius capias [sic].
Edward Hunt, of Rusthall, husbandman, with William Aplebee of Speldhurst, tailor, on 6th December 1602, at Speldhurst, stole one sheep worth 6s. 8d. belonging to Andrew Frye.
[As above]

Special Session at Maidstone, 20th January, 1602/3  Q/SR/3/m.15d  1602/3

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Orders at the Special Session.
[1] Gabriel Fuller of Loddington in Maidstone, whose house and barn full of corn worth 200 marks was burnt by fire to have £5 paid to him by the Treasurer of the western division.
[2] Katherine, a baby, born to Ruth Brodbridge in Lenham, provided for by that parish as her mother was too poor to keep her, since Ruth has married Thomas Potten of Great Chart, who is of some sufficiency and able to keep the child, Katherine to be removed from Lenham to Great Chart to be provided for by Thomas Potten and his wife, Ruth.
[3] An attachment to be awarded against Edward Leeds of Snodland, yeoman, for good behaviour for abusing George Shakerly, gent., the collector of the subsidy for the hundred of Larkfield, when he came to collect the subsidy from Edward Leeds. See the information of Richard Shakerley and George Shakerley.

Sessions Roll  Q/SR/4  1603-04

Session at Maidstone, 3rd May, 1603  Q/SR/4/m.1  1603

Contents:
General session of the peace held at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter, 3rd May, 1603, before Thomas Fludd, and John Leveson, knights, Michael Barneham, Lawrence Washington, Zacharia Scott, Samuel Boys, and William Steed, esquires, and others.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Peter Manwood, esq.,.... returned...... defaulters fines fixed at 13s. 4d. Certain of the constables Francis Clampard, gentleman, John Brewston, Abraham Wood, John Hayward, Anthony Godden, John Woodgate, Andrew Combridge, Ollyver Budgen, Richard Sheafe, Thomas Chapman, Walter Scorne, Thomas Crowcher, Nicholas Crumpe, John Miller, George Huntley, Richard Bennett, Thomas Bauker, esquires....... present:
1 John Usmer of Wrotham, victualler, since 1st January, 1602/3, at Wrotham, has without licence kept "a Comon Tipling house" and sold "Beere and ale" to the contempt of the late Queen and present King and contrary to the statute of 5 Edw. VI.
Writ of venire facias for John to appear at the next session at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle [19th July, 1603] to answer. On which day John does not come and the sheriff returns nichil habet. Therefore writ of capias to have him at the next session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas [27th September, 1603] to answer.
2 William Wade of Hollingbourne, yeoman, since 10th April, 1595, has encroached on the highway leading from Hollingbourne to Leeds at Eythorne Street for a length of 10 feet by 8 feet enclosed by a fence, contrary to statute and against the King's peace.
Writ of venire facias........ return of nichil habet, writ of capias [as in No. 1 above]
[In margin] Acquitted. [Indictment] insufficient in this, that it is not alleged to be against the peace of the late Queen and present King.
3 William Parson of Smarden, tailor, since 10th January, 1602/3, at Smarden, without licence, has kept "a Comon Tipling house" and sold "beere and ale".
Writ of venire facias as above, return of nichil habet, writ of capias.
4 Miles Bursted of Speldhurst, formerly of Frant, co. Sussex, clerk, on 4th October, 1600, stole "a mare colored gray" valued at £3, belonging to Jonas Eldridge of Bidborough, husbandman, at Speldhurst.
Writ of capias to the sheriff to take the aforesaid Miles etc., and saving etc. Thus to have him before the justices at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle next [19th July, 1603] to answer and the sheriff to inquire what goods, chattels or lands he has in the county and distrain them and make a return to the justices on the above day. The sheriff returns non est inventus and nulla..... bona. Therefore writ of sicut prius capias [sic], to have him at the session at Maidstone on Tuesday before the feast of Michaelmas [27th September, 1603] to answer.
5 John Lyne of Smarden, carrier, on 5th April, 1603, at Biddenden, feloniously broke and entered the house of Thomas Frenche and stole two pieces of linen called "Taffetie" worth 10s. and 20s. belonging to Thomas Frenche.
Thomas French, John Weller alias Gilham, Thomas Gylham, sworn. George Lyne of Cranbrook, carrier, and Anthony Rone of Smarden, broadweaver, came into court and became sureties for John Lyne in £20 each and John Lyne for himself in £40 for his appearance before the justices on Tuesday before the feast of Michaelmas [27th September, 1603] at Maidstone to answer.

Session at Maidstone, 3rd May, 1603  Q/SR/4/m.1d  1603

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6 Joan Walker of Horsmonden, spinster, on 4th January, 1602/3, at Horsmonden, entered the barn of John Hope and stole "a pecke of wheate" worth 8d. belonging to John Hope.
7 Thomas Comfett and Richard Morefett of Stone-in-Oxney, yeomen, churchwardens of Stone, ought to have paid at Michaelmas 1602 to John Bennett, constable of the hundred of Oxney, 7s. 8d. assessed on the parish aforesaid by the justices of the peace for the relief of the poor prisoners and maimed soldiers for one quarter to Michaelmas aforesaid and they have not paid.
Writ of venire facias for them to appear at the session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas next [27th September, 1603]. On which day they came, showed a receipt for the payment and are discharged.
8 A public bridge called Newenden Bridge, in Newenden and Northiam, co. Sussex, over "Newenden Channell" for several years has been in a bad state through lack of repair. The jury say that they do not know who should repair it.
Orders at this general session.
[1] As Edward Bathurst complains that a tax placed on the land of Paul Bathurst and Edward Bathurst, his eldest son, in Lamberhurst, is larger than it should be because he has not got as much land as the tax supposes, if Edward does not produce at the next session at Maidstone at Michaelmas proof that they or either of them have not got so much land they or one of them shall pay all the said tax and if either of them make such proof then they will abide by the order of the court abateing the tax.
[2] As to an examination, certified by William Higham, esq., one of the justices of the peace for Essex, of Elizabeth Chappyn, concerning the bastard born of her body, she answers that William Absolon never had the use of her body but accuses William Henneker of being the father, therefore, though it was ordered at Easter Quarter Sessions 1602 that Absolon should contribute towards the keep of the said bastard, it is now ordered that it be referred to Sir John Leveson and such other justice as he associates with him to consider the former order and examination and to give such discharge or ease to William Absolon as they shall determine.
[3] As to the examination made at this session, at the request of Christopher Stevenson alias Symson, concerning the bastard child born to Dorothy Sharpe, in the presence of both of them, the previous examination by Sir Thomas Fludd and Richard Potman, esq., in the absence of the said Christopher, he was accused of being the reputed father by the said Dorothy alone, and ordered to pay 8d. for the maintenance of the child, now the court considers that Dorothy falsely accused Christopher and orders that Christopher shall be discharged, Dorothy sent to the house of correction, whipped and kept to work and the parish of Chart Sutton, where the child was born, to take and keep the child at their expense.
[4] The order about the bastard child supposed to be begotten by Walter Tayler of Hothfield on the body of Rabedge Serle, servant of Richard Wilmott of the same, referred to Nicholas Gylbourne and Anthony Deering, esq., and the order they make to be certified to the next session at Canterbury Castle and to stand unless complaint is made there against it or another order made, and the said justices to take order for the delivery of such goods of the said Walter as are in the hands of the said Richard Wilmott.
[5] Thomas Tong of Smarden from Michaelmas session next shall not keep an ale house unless it is certified that he is behaving himself well.
[6] Memorandum that Henry Coulter of Thurnham, husbandman, at this session takes as an apprentice Robert Nott of Detling for nine years from Christmas last, Henry Coulter finding food and maintenance and bringing him up in husbandry during the said term.
[7] As Roger Swafford of Headcorn has been charged with the maintenance of his daughter's child, as grandfather of the child, and as he is unable to do this because of his age and want of ability, as the parishioners of Headcorn have certified to the justices, ordered that the said Roger shall contribute 2d. weekly toward the sustenance of the child, during his life or until the child is self-supporting.
Victuallers allowed by recognizance certified.
Thomas Birling of Chelsfield, husbandman, in £20; sureties, John Brasyer of Shoreham and John Walkyn of Chelsfield, yeomen, in £10 each.

Session at Maidstone, 3rd May, 1603  Q/SR/4/m.2  1603

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Recognizances Discharged.
1 Cecilly, wife of Thomas Pratt of Harrietsham, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Mathew Scott and George Kinge, both of Sutton Valence, husbandmen, in £10 each.
2 Mark Blamfyld of Harrietsham, labourer, for good behaviour in £10. Sureties, William Hornsby of the same and William Nashe of Maidstone, butchers, in £5 each.
3 Robert Sharpe of Sutton Valence, gentleman, to keep the peace towards John Meriwether, in £20. Surety, James Bateman of Sutton Valence, gentleman, in £10.
4 John Barnett of Eltham, husbandman, to keep the peace towards Anne Barnett, his wife, in £40. Sureties, Edward Manne of Charlton and Ingram Freeze of Eltham, yeomen, in £20 each.
5 Jonas Eldridge of Bidborough, husbandman, to keep the peace towards Miles Bursted of Frant, co. Sussex, in £20. Sureties, John Eldridge and Samuel Eldridge of Bidborough, husbandmen, in £10 each.
6 John Popler of Newenden, sawyer, to keep the peace towards Anne Hoves, wife of Thomas Hoves, in £10. Sureties, Richard Spilsted and Henry Kynge of the same, yeomen, in £5 each.
7 Richard Spilsted of Newenden, yeoman, to keep the peace towards the same Anne Hoves, in £10. Sureties, William Frewen and John Tylden of the same, yeomen, in £5 each.
8 Thomas Pettenden of Borden, yeoman, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Richard Horsmanden, clerk, and Sampson Handfield, yeoman, both of Ulcombe, in £10 each.
9 William Polhill of Boxley, millman, to answer, in £10. Surety, William Johnes of the same, millman, in £5.
10 Edward Topley of Harrietsham, husbandman, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Mathew Gours and Henry Fetherstone of the same, miller, in £10 each.
11 Thomas Dyves of Marden, husbandman, for good behaviour towards John Hurley.
12 Richard Collyer of Addington, tanner, to answer in £10. Sureties, Henry Collier of Shipbourne, husbandman, and John Collyer of Addington, tailor, in £5 each.
13 Joseph Maybow of Marden, linen weaver, to keep the peace towards William Cordley, in £20. Sureties, Christopher Herneden, labourer, and Richard Herneden, broadweaver, both of Marden, in £10 each.
14 Christopher Herneden of Marden, labourer, to keep the peace towards William Cordley, in £20. Sureties, Richard Hernden and Joseph Meryhow of the same, in £10 each.
15 Richard Spilsted of Chipsted, ripier, to answer, in £10. Sureties, Richard Bogherst and Richard Bassett of the same, in £5 each.
16 William Newman of Sevenoaks, tailor, to keep the peace towards Percival Smyth, in £10.
17 Percival Smyth of Sevenoaks, wheeler, to keep the peace towards William Newman, in £20. Surety, Thomas Johnson of the same, glazier, in £10.
18 Robert Gyllett of Aylesford to keep the peace towards Thomas Maunde, in £20. Surety, William Godfrey.
19 Richard Herneden of Marden, broadweaver, to keep the peace towards William Cordley, in £20. Sureties, Christopher Herneden and Joseph Mayhow of the same, broadweaver, in £10 each.
20 Thomas Miller of Maidstone, shoemaker, to keep the peace towards Thomas Skelton. Sureties, James Crumpe, draper, and Paul Burges, grazier, both of the same.
21 Thomas Skelton of Maidstone, mercer, to keep the peace towards Thomas Myller, in £10. Sureties, Henry Cooper and William Lorkyn of the same, draper, in £5 each.
22 John Fowle of Maidstone, millman, to keep the peace towards George Malyn, in £20. Sureties, Edward Maplesden and John Greene of the same, gentleman, in £10 each.
23 George Savill of Maidstone, millman, to keep the peace towards the same in £20. Sureties, John Fowle and George Somer of the same in £10 each.
24 Edward Beal of Cranbrook, weaver, to answer, in £20.
25 Thomas Adams of Hayes, collier, for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, Arnold Sextyn of Chelsfield, husbandman, in £5.
26 John Copfeild of Hayes, husbandman, for good behaviour in £20. Surety, Walter Kempsall of the same, husbandman, in £10.
27 John Butler of West Peckham, miller, to keep the peace towards Agnes Dawson, in £10. Surety, Thomas Tuttesham of the same, gentleman, in £5.
28 Thomas Foxe of Horsmonden, weaver, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, John Bathurst and Abraham Willard of the same, in £10 each.
29 Richard Hodge of Horsmonden, weaver, for good behaviour, in £20. [Note] defaulted; sureties, Alexander Collyer and Thomas Hodge of Cranbrook, husbandman, in £10 each.
30 William Wattes of Horsmonden, weaver, for good behaviour in £20. Sureties, Thomas Hickmote of Horsmonden, clothier, and William Wattes of Goudhurst, in £10 each.
31 John Bathurst of Horsmonden, clothier, to answer, in £10.
32 Robert Waters of Tudeley, husbandman, and his wife, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, George Huntley of Tudeley and George Haythorne of Chapell, husbandman, in £10 each.
33 Thomas Wolton and John Downe, both of Smarden, victualler, to give evidence, in £10 each.
34 Thomas French of Biddenden, clothier, to give evidence against John Lyne, in £10.
35 Thomas Tong of Smarden, tailor. Sureties, Richard Newman, yeoman, and [?] Benjamin Owen, clothier, both of the same, to answer.
36 Amy Glover, wife of Henry Glover of Cudham, husbandman, to keep the peace towards Thomas Cowper in £10. Surety, Stephen Allen of Chelsfield, husbandman, in £5.
Recognizances taken in court to appear at the next session in Maidstone.
1 Thomas Sedger of Otham, miller, for good behaviour, in £40. Sureties, Sylvester Page, yeoman, and John Heath, innholder, both of Maidstone, in £20 each.
2 John Heath of Maidstone, innholder, for good behaviour, in £40. Sureties, John Bennett of Maidstone, surgeon, and Thomas Sedger of Otham, miller, in £20 each.
3 Abraham Stringer of Brenchley, weaver, to keep the peace towards Anne Ribson, in £20. Sureties, John Tomlyn of Burham, yeoman, and William Howard of Maidstone, cook, in £10 each.
4 Anne Ribson, wife of [blank] Ribson of Tonbridge to keep the peace towards Abraham Stringer, in £20. Sureties, Robert Kyppinge of Brenchley, and Thomas Atkins of Hucking, yeomen, in £10 each.
5 Samuel Frembye of Hayes, husbandman, for himself, in £20, for good behaviour.
6 Thomas Hopper of Bethersden, mason, for himself, in £10, for good behaviour "for assalting Bennett Arley to thintent to abuse her".
7 Thomas Tong of Smarden, tailor, to answer in £40. Sureties, Zacharias Haffenden of Biddenden, yeoman, and George Constable of the same, "wyedrawer" in £20 each.
8 Richard Browne of Ashurst, husbandman, for himself, in £20, for good behaviour. Surety, William Browne of the same, husbandman.
9 John Lyne of Smarden, carrier, in £40, to respond to the indictment on roll 15. Sureties, George Lyne of Cranbrook, carrier, and Anthony Rone of Smarden, broadweaver, in £20 each.
Recognizances Defaulted.
1 George Kynge of Sutton Valence, labourer, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Mathew Stott of the same, husbandman, and Richard Goslinge of Maidstone, blacksmith, in £10 each.
2 Simon Beard of Cranbrook, shoemaker, to answer, in £20. Surety, Walter Roberts of Tilehurst, co. Sussex, gentleman, in £10.
3 Justinian Kyngstone of Bexley, yeoman, to keep the peace towards Edward Jones, in £20. Sureties, John Palmer, tailor, and Robert Bexley, millwright, both of Bexley, in £10 each.
4 Francis Hampton of Cranbrook, butcher, to answer, in £20. Sureties, William Baker of Cranbrook, and Alexander Couchman of [blank], yeomen, in £10 each.
5 Edward Henderson of Frindsbury, labourer, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Robert Smyth of Sundridge, yeoman, and Thomas Feilder of [blank], husbandman, in £10 each.
6 Anselm Beckett of Farnborough, gentleman, to keep the peace towards Thomas Juell of Downe and Elizabeth his wife, in £10. Surety, Richard Buttler of West Wickham, husbandman, in £5.
7 William Ripton of Biddenden to keep the peace towards William Cooke, in £10. Surety, Richard Symes of Biddenden, clothier, in £5.
8 William Parsons of Smarden, clothier, in £20, to answer. Sureties, [?] Benjamin Owen, husbandman, in £10, and Edward Narge, weaver, both of the same.
Recognizances Respited to the next Session.
Nicholas Ridgway of Chatham, sailor, to keep the peace towards Henry Dayes, in £10. Sureties, Alexander Ridgeway of Maidstone, yeoman, and Richard Willard of the same, shoemaker, in £5 each.
Recognizances taken in Court to appear at the next session at Canterbury Castle.
1 Walter Tayler of Hothfield, clothier, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Richard Sadger of Maidstone, yeoman, in £10, "he is charged with the begetting of a bastard on the body Rabedg Serle".
2 Rabedg Serle of Hothfield, spinster, in £20. Surety, Isaac Serle of Westwell, tailor, in £10, for reasons above.
3 Thomas Pettenden of Borden, yeoman, to answer, in £20. Surety, William Plomer, gentleman, and Richard Maplesden, both of Maidstone, both in £10.
The end of this session.
General session of the peace held at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle, 19th July, 1603, before Thomas Wilford and William Lovelace, knights, Henry Fynch, esq. and others. And John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace for the county was present.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff Peter Manwood, esq.,........... returned........... defaulters fines assessed at 10s. Some of the constables, William Parker, Leonard Terrey, Henry Maxted, Thomas Brooke, John Denne, Richard Norwood, John Knowler, William Spycer, Richard Pylcher, John Dunkyn, John Ladd, Arthur Seade, Robert Horton, Timothy Mercer, John Turner, Abraham Wood, Thomas Strood, present.
[In margin opposite defaulters fines] In mercy.
1 John Patteson of Brabourne, yeoman, on 19th April, 1603, with force and arms, that is with swords, sticks and knives, at Brabourne in the highway there, assaulted John Roberts, striking him on the head with a stick worth 1d., so that his blood flowed.
John Patteson appears at this session and having heard the indictment, asks to be admitted to a fine with the Crown and puts himself in the favour of the court. His fine assessed by the justices at 10s. to be paid in court to the sheriff for the use of the Crown. Therefore the said John Patteson may be acquitted.
[In margin] 10s. paid to the sheriff.
2 Nicholas Poole, glover, William Holland, husbandman, and Thomas Helbard, labourer, all of Westgate, being laymen, on several occasions since 27th August, 1602, have made use of a net called "a haye" to catch rabbits and have taken eight rabbits worth 5s. from a close of John Boys, esq., of Hoath, called "the Slippes" in Boughton-under-Blean, in the said net, and none of the said Nicholas, William and Thomas have lands and tenements worth 40s., contrary to the statute of 13 Richard II.
And the said Nicholas, William and Thomas appear at this session and acknowledge the accusation to be true and are committed to prison in Canterbury Castle for one whole year.

Session at Canterbury, 19th July, 1603  Q/SR/4/m.2d  1603

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3 Richard Smyth of Lamberhurst, labourer, on 14th July, 1603, at Stone, in the highway there, assaulted Robert Robotham, clerk, striking him on the back with a stick worth 1d.
Writ of venire facias to the sheriff for him to appear at the next session at Maidstone on the Tuesday before Michaelmas [27th September, 1603] to answer, on which day the sheriff Peter Manwood, esq., returns nichil habet, therefore writ of capias.
[Nos. 4-41, 43-54 followed by the words Therefore as above]
4 Thomas Millenden of Wingham, sawyer, on 30th June, 1603, at Wingham, was a common barretor and disturber of the peace.
[In margin] In January, 1603/4, the said Thomas appeared and examined and on 24th July, 1604, the said Thomas present in court, acknowledged the indictment. His fine assessed by the court at 6s. 8d.
5 Anthony Morley, late of Charlton, labourer, on 15th April, 1603, at Charlton in a field of Henry Bower, assaulted the said Henry with a stick called "a Welshettooke".
6 Anthony Morley [as above] on 2nd April, 1603, at Greenwich in the highway, assaulted Henry Bower, beating him violently with a stick.
7 Anthony Morley [as above] on 6th April, 1603, at Deptford, in the highway with drawn sword and with malice aforethought assaulted Henry Bowers, following him for a great space striking him on the back with a sword so that his "cloke" was "cutt".
8 Since Robert Lewes of Chilham, gentleman, on 13th April, 1603, at Boughton-under-Blean, in a close called Denstrood, took a gelding of Sampson Butcher, of Hernehill, labourer, doing damage there, and led it away and impounded the gelding in a park at Denstroode-in-the-Blean, afterwards on 24th April, 1603, the said Sampson broke into the said park and took away the gelding impounded there against the wish of the said Robert Lewes.
9 Since Robert Lewes of Chilham, gentleman, on 15th April, 1603, [as in No. 8 except on 16th April].
10 Augustus Fydge of Holy Cross, Westgate, without Canterbury, tanner, being a common informer, and pretending that he had given information in the court of Queen's Bench of the late Queen, against John Kenett of Chartham, husbandman, for illegal entry into a corn field growing grain (when no such information was produced) on 20th February, 1602/3, at Chartham, illegally extorted from John Kennett for the withdrawal of his suit on the aforesaid indictment, 16s. 10d., defrauding the said John.
[In margin] Removed.
11 Augustine Fydge [as in No. 10 above], pretending that Edward Awsten of Chartham, yeoman, had committed an offence against the statute for the preservation of woods growing in the realm of England, on 20th April, 1603, at Chartham, illegally extorted from Edward Awsten a quarter of oats worth 5s. to excuse Edward from whatever penalties he might incur by the said offence.
12 Since Peter Manwood, esq., sheriff of the county, by reason of a writ of capias utlagatum, made a warrant under his seal of office directed to certain of his bailiffs, John Philpott, William Sedger, Henry Blacke, Cornelius Grove and Thomas Allen, to take Richard Robyns of Eastry, yeoman, on 18th October, 1602, at the suit of Robert Attwood for a plea of debt, so that the sheriff might have his body before the Queen's justices at Westminster at Easter term, 1603, to receive the judgement of the court; by reason of which warrant, the said Cornelius and Thomas afterwards on 20th March, 1602/3, at Eastry took the said Richard Robyns and had him in safe custody and the said Richard assaulted Cornelius and Thomas on 26th March, 1603, at Eastry, escaped from custody and remains at large.
13 Richard Pottman, esq., James Bynnes, John Kettle, Henry Moone, Thomas Roper, John Watkyn, Stephen Drayson, labourers, all of Chart Sutton, on 1st March, 1602/3, at Chart Sutton, riotously assembled and entered certain buildings called "hophowses" and a close of George Francklyn, gentleman, called "a hopp garden" in the free tenure of George Francklyn and deseized him.
[In margin] Committed to Queen's Bench by writ of certiorari
14 Michael Barbor of Stelling, labourer, on 20th June, 1603, at Elham, assaulted Nicholas Derrick and also stole "one pyke or speare" worth 3s. 4d. belonging to Henry Hogben, then in the keeping of Nicholas.
15 Anthony Aucher, esq., and John Browne, yeoman, both of Bishopsbourne, since 26th May, 1603, at Bishopsbourne, have inclosed with "pales" part of the highway in Bishopsbourne, leading from Bishopsbourne to Kingston, called Bishopsbourne Street, 9r. in length and 1r. in breadth.
[In margin] Removed.

Session at Canterbury, 19th July, 1603  Q/SR/4/m.3  1603

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16 Thomas Ford of Bilsington, victualler, from 20th January, 1602/3, to 11th July, 1603, at Bilsington, has without licence, kept "a Comon Tiplinge howse" and sold "ale and beere".
17 Thomas Stone, junior, son of Thomas Stone of Saltwood, labourer, from 2nd January, 1602/3, to 10th June, 1603, at Saltwood, committed a similar offence.
18 William Iggleden, of Hawkhurst, yeoman, for the same time, at Hawkhurst, committed a similar offence.
[The following for similar offences during the same time in the places where they lived]
19 Johanna Howlett of Hawkhurst, widow.

Session at Canterbury, 19th July, 1603  Q/SR/4/m.3d  1603

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20 William Worsley of Hawkhurst, yeoman.
21 William Usborne of Hawkhurst, yeoman.
22 Henry White of St. Dunstan's, Westgate, since 1st May, 1603, at St. Dunstan's, Westgate, committed a similar offence.
[The following for similar offences during the same time in the places where they lived]
23 John Devinson of Holy Cross Westgate, yeoman.
24 Thomas Greeneswoord of St. Dunstan's, yeoman.
25 John Greene of Burham in the hundred of Kingshamford, butcher.
[In margin] Discharged.
26 John Potter of Molashe, labourer.
[In margin] Discharged.
27 John Mutton of Chilham, yeoman.
[In margin] Discharged.
28 Israel [blank] of Littlebourne, labourer.
29 John Hall of Littlebourne in the hundred of Downhamford, yeoman.
[In margin] Discharged.
30 Joseph Pellam of Littlebourne in the hundred of Downhamford, yeoman.
[In margin] Discharged.
31 George Hubberd of Stone-in-Oxney, labourer, 10th June, 1603, at Stone has committed a similar offence and has also during that time allowed many outrages to take place in his house both by night and day by various wrongdoers whom he has allowed to frequent his house.
[In margin] Discharged.
32 Thomas Roffe of Stone-in-Oxney, labourer, for the same time, at Stone, committed similar offences as George Hubberd.
33 Nicholas Hurton of Stone-in-Oxney, victualler, licenced to keep "a comon Alehouse" in Stone aforesaid, since 10th June, 1603, has allowed many depraved men to frequent his house at Stone and to remain both by night and day drinking and swearing.
34 A certain ditch adjoining the highway leading from Hythe to Newington-next-Hythe being in Saltwood containing 60r. in length is in great decay for lack of scouring and repair whereby the highway has become muddy and hollowed out. A certain Clement Beale being the occupier of the land adjoining the said ditch and road has not scoured out the ditch as in times past and the ditch has not been cleaned and repaired for three months last past by default of the said Clement.

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35 Caliban White of Boughton-under-Blean, tailor, being over twenty-six years of age, has exercised the trade of a tailor for the last six months in which occupation Caliban has not been apprenticed for seven years against the statute passed on 12th January, 1562/3.
36 John Willard of Boughton-under-Blean, tailor, for the same offence for the same time.
37 Andrew Robyn, being borsholder of the borough of Eastborough in the hundred of Selbrickenden, yeoman, on 1st July, 1603, refused to receive a warrant of hue and cry directed to him by Timothy Mercer, constable of Great Barnfield hundred, then and there to give help as is shown in the said warrant.
38 Since Robert Robotham of Stone-in-Oxney, clerk, on 10th July, 1603, was feloniously despoiled of some of his goods and chattels by Richard Smyth of Lamberhurst, labourer, at Stone, in the borough of Stone and he gave notice of the same felony done by the said Richard in the aforesaid form to Nicholas Hurton, then borsholder of the borough of Stone and asked him to attach the aforesaid presented Richard by virtue of his office, for the aforesaid felony yet Nicholas has not performed the execution of his office according to his oath, has refused to attach the said Richard.
39 Richard Smyth of Lamberhurst, labourer, 13th July, 1603, at Stone-in-Oxney, in the highway there assaulted Robert Robotham of Stone, clerk.
40 Robert Mills alias Myler of Reculver, miller, being borsholder of the borough of Reculver, between Christmas last and 18th July, 1603, at Reculver in the aforesaid borough, negligently allowed various unknown vagabonds to wander at large.
[In margin] He appeared at the session and put himself in the court's favour. His fine assessed at 10s. Not paid therefore estreated.
41 As Thomas Cotton and Thomas Fane, knights, Thomas Wotton, esq., and other justices at the general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April], 1583, assessed the inhabitants of the hundred of Eastry for a weekly payment for the relief of the poor prisoners in the gaol in Canterbury Castle, Edward Boys, gentleman, one of the constables of the hundred of Eastry, ought to have paid and has not paid at Michaelmas, 1602, to the receiver of the gaol money, 17s. 4d. due for the parishes in the said hundred.
[In margin] Discharged.
42 Similarly against Peter Veryer, one of the constables of the hundred of Eastry, for not paying 4s. 4d. due at the Feast of St. John the Baptist last [24th June, 1603].
[In margin] Discharged.
43 Similarly against John Belke, one of the constables of the hundred of Faversham, for non-payment of 45s. 6d. owing for nine months to the above feast.

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44 Similarly against John Southousand, constable of the hundred of Boughton, for non-payment of 3s. 2½d. owing for three months to the above feast.
45 Similarly against Richard Clement, one of the churchwardens of Ewell, for non-payment of 3s. 3d. owing for nine months to the above feast.
46 Similarly against Robert Allen, one of the constables of the hundred of Downhamford, for non-payment of 19s. 9d. owing for nine months to the above feast.
47 Similarly against Rowland Searles, churchwarden of Hartlip, for non-payment of 9s. 9d. owing for the relief of the poor maimed soldiers for three-quarters of one year to the above feast.
[In margin] 19th July, 1603, paid 9s. 9d. therefore discharged.
48 Similarly against Walter Phillipps and Rowland Searle, two church-wardens of Hartlip, for non-payment to the receiver of the gaol money of 4s. 9½d. owing for nine months to the above feast.
[In margin] Two in this.
49 Similarly against David Slodden, churchwarden of Lyminge, for non-payment to the receiver of the gaol money of 6s. 6d. owing for nine months to the above feast.
50 Similarly against David Slodden, churchwarden of Lyminge, for non-payment of 8s. 1½d. for relief of the poor maimed soldiers for nine months to the above feast.
51 Similarly against Edward Hills, gentleman, of Buckland for non-payment of 6s. 6d. owing for the relief of the poor maimed soldiers for three-quarters of a year to the above feast.
[In margin] Discharged of 3s. for the time being.
52 Similarly against Jeremiah Pett, churchwarden of Davington, for non-payment of 4s. 4d. owing for the relief of the poor maimed soldiers for one half year to the above feast.
[In margin] Discharged.
53 Similarly against Jeremiah Pett, [as above] for non-payment of 16½d. owing for the gaol for three quarters of one year to the above feast.
54 Similarly against Robert Swifte, churchwarden of Goodnestone, for non-payment of 12d. owing for the gaol at [blank].
Orders made at the said Sessions.
1 As the justices understand that various victuallers and tiplers in Stone in the Isle of Oxney have of late allowed great disorder in their houses, from drunkeness, gameing and harbouring swearers, idle persons and rogues to the great offence and disquiet of the parishioners, their neighbours, the constable of the hundred to stop all keeping of tipling houses and victualling in the said parish and Isle and not to allow any of them to open again, till one or two of the very honest and substantial householders in the Isle shall be allowed by the justices to keep victualling there for the lodging and victualling of travellers only for as long as they keep good order in their houses. If the present constable or his successors do not carry out this order then such constable, on proof thereof at Quarter Sessions shall suffer the penalty imposed on those victualling without licence.

Session at Canterbury, 19th July, 1603  Q/SR/4/m.5  1603

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2 As John Davey, the son of Johanna, now wife of William Commyn, was apprenticed about Michaelmas 1600 to John Hudson of Sittingbourne, blacksmith, for ten years and as Hudson refuses to keep John Davy as his apprentice and the apprentice was forced by lack of food to leave his service and has been away from his master since last Easter and Hudson has not tried to find him, therefore John Davy is discharged of his service and is left to be provided for by his parents.
3 Richard Smyth, referred by the King to the justices, for relief because he is maimed, to be recommended by a letter dated at this session to go to Appledore where he last lived, to be provided for there.
4 William Brockman of Newington-next-Hythe, who was chosen by the name of William Brockman of Godmersham where he was not "como? ant" to be treasurer of the maimed soldiers, when it was meant he should be treasurer for the hospitals, now elected treasurer as was first intended and discharged of the other office.
5 Thomas Kennett and Bennet Jervas both to attend Sir John Smyth and Mr. John Boys and to observe the order they shall make concerning the keeping of the child born to the said Bennett of which Thomas Kennett is reputed to be the father.
6 Similar order for George Bridge and Martha Knock to attend Master [blank] Hardres and Mr. Thomas Honywood concerning a bastard begotten and not yet born.
7 As Thomas Bachyll of Ickham has been told to keep Agnes Blyth who should be kept by the parishioners of Wickhambreaux, Sir Thomas Palmer to make an order accordingly and bind the parties to it.
8 Thomas Millenden of Wingham, sawyer, and Elizabeth Brode to attend Mr. Edward Boys and Mr. William Monninges and to keep the order which they shall make concerning the child born to the said Elizabeth of which she claims Thomas Millenden is the father, but witnesses have given evidence at this session that she was pregnant before Millenden was acquainted with her.
[In margin] To attend Sir Thomas Palmer and Sir Thomas Harfleete. And to bind him to stand to their order, [in Latin] who remains in gaol.
9 As Augustine Kynge of Boughton-under-Blean, felmonger, claims that the inhabitants of Boughton aforesaid owe him 10s., if it is shown in this account placed before Sir Michael Sondes and Sir Richard Sondes to be due, then he shall be allowed it out of the money which by a former order he has to pay to the parishioners for keeping a bastard child of which he is the reputed father, but he must immediately pay all the arrears he owes and if he refuses to execute this order he shall be committed according to the former order.
10 As Sir Anthony Deering, knight, and Nicholas Gylborne, esq., were to make an order concerning the bastard child born to Rabedge Serle by Walter Tayler of Hothfield, clothier, and Sir Anthony has since been seldom at leisure, Walter and Rabedge shall attend Sir Nicholas Tufton, Sir Anthony Deering and Mr. Gylborne or any two of them and observe what order they shall make.
[In margin] Sir Anthony Deering and Sir Nicholas Tufton ordered Walter Tayler to contribute 8d. a week towards the keep of the child, pay the arrears from the birth and continue the payments until the child can work.
11 As Thomas Hebberd of St. Pauls Canterbury, glover, was committed to gaol, he is to remain there for a year for keeping a net and hunting conies without having lands and tenements to the value of 40s. a year.
12 As Richard and Andrew Baker, aged ten and six years old, were lately sent to Willesborough parish where it was thought they were born, now it seems that their last settled place of abode was with their grandmother in Chillenden. Richard and Andrew to go to Chillenden to be kept there.
13 As John Taylor of Brookland, labourer, has complained to the court that he has kept at his own cost for 42 weeks Ann Marborow, a fatherless child, whom the collectors of Brookland parish, arranged for him to keep at 12d. a week, Sir Edward Hales, as soon as convenient, is to call the collectors of the said parish and John Taylor before him, examine the matter, and order what he shall think right for the collectors to pay John Taylor.
14 An attachment to be made against Christopher Woollett because he has not carried out the order made at the sessions here on 24th July, 1599, concerning the maintenance of a bastard child born to Joan Prest of which he was the reputed father.
15 Bennett Jervase, committed to prison for unnaturally leaving a child born to her without succour, to remain in prison until discharged by order of Sir John Smyth and Mr. John Boys.

Session at Canterbury, 19th July, 1603  Q/SR/4/m.5d  1603

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Victuallers authorized by recognizances certified.
1 John Phillipes of Preston, tipler, in £10. Sureties, George Philpott and Thomas Hatcher of Preston, yeoman, in £5 each. By Sir Thomas Palmer.
2 Robert Ladd of Elham, husbandman, in [blank]. Sureties, Thomas Ladd of the same, brewer, and Thomas Pew.... [part of name faded], yeoman in [blank]. By Thomas Scott and Thomas Honywood, esq.
3 John Rolfe of Elham, yeoman, in [blank]. Sureties, Robert Gardner and Henry Strowde of the same, yeomen, in [blank] each. By Thomas Scott and Thomas Honywood, esq.
4 Gilbert Wright of Eastry in £20. Sureties, William Idley of Eastry, gentleman, and William Fawkner of the same, yeoman, in £5 each. By William Manninges and Thomas Engeham.
Recognizances Discharged.
1 Martin Cooke of Faversham, husbandman, to keep the peace towards Mathew Carter, in £10. Sureties, Christopher Barratt and William Byxe, both of the same, husbandmen, in £5 each. By the last court here.
2 Christopher Barrat for the same, in £10. Sureties, Martin Cooke and William Byxe, in £5 each. By the last court here.
3 William Byxe for the same, in £10. Sureties, Martin Cooke and Christopher Barrett, in £5 each. By the last court here.
4 Richard Knight of Allington, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, John Knight of Allington, yeoman, in £5. By the last court here.
5 Henry Baker of Sturry, labourer, for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, Nicholas Williamson of Fordwich, yeoman, in £10. By the last court here.
6 Thomas Millenden of Wingham, sawyer, to keep the peace towards Thomas Harvey of Wingham, blacksmith, in £20. By the last court here.
7 Thomas Perse of Kennington, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, George Philpott and George Marshall of the same, yeoman, in £5 each. By the last court here.
8 Peter Harvy of Northbourne, yeoman, to keep the peace towards Richard Tomes, in £20. Sureties, Valentine Harvye and John Hatcher of the same, in £10 each. By the last court here.
9 Philip Eastland of Lyminge, yeoman [labourer Q/SR 3 m. 15] to keep the peace towards Michael Barber, in £20. Sureties, Simon Courte of Elmstead, yeoman, and William Wadden of Lyminge, husbandman, in £10 each. By the last court here.
10 Richard Austyn of Littlebourne, yeoman, for good behaviour towards Thomas Milles, in £100. Sureties, David Den and Robert Austyn of the same, yeoman, in £50 each. By G. Newman.
11 John Hart of Whitstable for good behaviour, in £40. Sureties, Thomas Hart of Swalecliffe, labourer, and Robert Aucker of Whitstable, labourer, in £20 each. By G. Newman.
12 Edward [?]ekson of Denton, husbandman, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Henry Rishenden and Thomas Gyles of the same, yeomen, in £10 each. By Edward Boys.
13 Thomas Wotton of Hernehill, labourer, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, Robert Saunders and Stephen Symonds of Hernehill, labourer, in £5 each. By Sir Michael Sondes.
14 Clement Love of Chartham, taylor, to keep the peace towards Robert Packe, in £10. By the same.
15 Augustine Kynge of Boughton-under-Blean, fellmonger, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Reginald Abraham and John Kynge of the same, poyntmaker, in £10 each. By Michael Sondes and Richard Sondes.
16 John Gyninges to answer in £10. Sureties, Dunstan Gyninges of Newnham, labourer. By Sir Michael Sondes.
17 Lawrence Garrett of Hernhill, labourer, for good behaviour in £10. Sureties, George Reynolds and Richard Handlie of the same, labourer. By Sir Michael Sondes.
18 Edward Aplebee of Westgate, "woolwomer", to keep the peace towards Hamon Edyen, in £20. Sureties, Isreal Jerman and Robert Snode of the same, tanner, in £10. By Edward Fylmer.
19 Mathew Wells for good behaviour. By Thomas Palmer.
20 "Ranmundus" Bexe of Woodnesborough, to answer in £10. Sureties, Walton Martiall and John Bexe of the same, in £10 each. By Thomas Harfleete.
21 John Roberts of Brabourne, maltman, to answer, in £20. Sureties, John Cadman of the same, clerk, and [illegible] Rolfe of the same, yeoman, in £10 each. By Thomas Scott and Henry Heyman.
22 John Coward of Alkham, yeoman, to keep the peace towards John Kyrby, junior, in £10. Sureties, Thomas Parker and Richard [illegible] of the same, carpenter, in £5 each. By Sir Thomas Fane.
23 Stephen Esdeye of Kennington, sherman, to keep the peace towards Richard Sympson, gent., in £20. Surety, William [?] Kempe of Bearsted, yeoman, in £10. By Thomas Kempe and Norton Knatchbull.
24 Alexander Camborowe of Wickham, smith, to answer, in £10. Surety, Myles Denham of the same, labourer, in £5.
25 John Frend of Faversham, husbandman, for good behaviour and to answer, in £5. Sureties, Andrew Symmes and John Partridge of the same, husbandmen, in £5 each. By Henry Fynche.
26 Thomas Ladd of Elham, yeoman, to keep the peace towards George Steede, in £20. Sureties, John Pynfold and Clement [?] Jeackolt of Chilham, yeoman. By Thomas Honnywood.
27 James Beane of Elham, yeoman, to keep the peace towards George Steede, in £10. By the same justice.
28 Robert Foxe of Elham, husbandman, for the peace towards George Steede, in £10. Sureties, John Pynfold and John Rolfe of Elham, yeomen, in £5 each, by the same justice.
29 John Albie of Westgate, butcher, to reply, in £10. Sureties, Augustyne Wells of the same, butcher, and "Gibum" Martell of the same, yeoman, in £5 each. By Charles Hales.
30 John Royston of Milton, labourer, to keep the peace towards Robert Harrys, in £10. Sureties, Henry Wraight and John Mercer of the same, husbandman, in £5 each. By the same.
31 Richard Wilson of St. Dunstan's to answer, in £10. Sureties, William Blackinge and Thomas Hall of the same, yeoman, in £5 each.
[unnumbered] Alice Joye of Staple, spinster, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Richard Paye and Robert Joye of the same, husbandmen. By Thomas Palmer.
32 Walter Jeggyns of St. Martin's, yeoman, to keep the peace, in £20. John Allen of Barham, gentleman, and Michael Cooley of Wickhambreux, yeoman. By Mathew Hadd.
33 Thomas Swifte of Smarden, clothier, to answer, in £10. John Tonge and George Panton of the same, husbandmen, in £5 each. By Nicholas Gylborne.
34 Thomas Stevens of Smarden, husbandman, to answer, in £10. Surety, John Tonge of the same, husbandman, in £5.
35 John Tapnes of Smarden, husbandman, to answer, in £10. Surety, John Tonge of the same, husbandman, in £5. By the same.
36 Edward Riccards of Westwell, husbandman, in £10. Sureties, Thomas Philpott of the same, kersey maker, and John Ricard of Great Chart, husbandman, in £5 each. By the same.
37 Robert Smyth of Charing, tinker, to keep the peace towards John Grene, in £10. Sureties, Ralph Bartlett of the same and William Swanson of Kingsnorth, hempdresser, in £5 each. By the same.
38 George Robynson to keep the peace towards Peter Barber, in £10. Sureties, John Braston of Lynsted and Nicholas Cattlett of Tonge, yeoman, in £5 each. By James Crowmer.
39 Dorothy Pettenden to keep the peace towards Thomas Pettenden, in £10. Sureties, Alexander Pettenden and Bartholomew Hartlett of Borden, yeoman, in £10 each. By the same.
40 Susan Hartlett to keep the peace towards Thomas Pettenden, in £10. Sureties, Alexander Pettenden and Bartholomew Hartlett of Borden, yeoman, in £10 each. By the same.
41 William Mylles to keep the peace towards William Merchaunte, in £20. Surety, John Shayer of Rainham, in £10. By the same.
42 John Betts of [blank] to answer, in £10. Sureties, Richard Wilmott and William Hills of [blank], yeoman, in £10 each.
Recognizances taken in Court to appear at the next session here at Canterbury Castle.
1 Edward Travys of Boughton-under-Blean for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, Thomas Clifford of Hernhill, husbandman, in £5.
2 Christopher Longe of Ore, husbandman, to keep the peace towards John Bacheler in £20. Sureties, George Kylton, husbandman, and Henry Hudson, waterman, both of Ore, in £10 each.
3 Thomas Page of Challock, yeoman, to keep the peace towards Robert Cookson, clerk, in £20. Surety, Serle Hawker of Challock, yeoman.
4 Thomas Brabson of Bridge, tailor, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Peter Harvye of Northborne, yeoman, in £10.
5 Thomas Wilson of Westgate, butcher, to answer, in £20. Sureties, William Cage of the same, butcher, and Joseph Bridge of the same, chandler, in £10 each.
6 John Patteson of Brabourne, yeoman, to keep the peace towards John Roberts in £10. Sureties, Anthony Haule of Brabourne, yeoman, and John Spayne of Willesborough, yeoman, in £5 each.
7 Paul Marche of Challock, yeoman, to keep the peace towards Robert Cookson, clerk, in £20. Surety, Alexander Hawker of the same, yeoman.
8 Richard Bull of Bethersden, tailor, for good behaviour, in £20. Ralph Walker of Canterbury, mercer, in £10.
9 Thomas Starr of Ashford, tailor, in £10, to give evidence against the said Bull.
Recognizances Defaulted.
1 John Knight of AUington, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £10.Surety, Robert Pratt of Stelling, husbandman, in £5.
2 William Buckland of Egerton, husbandman, to keep the peace towards Henry Pemble, in £10. Sureties, Robert Spice of the same, yeoman, and Thomas Witherden of the same, weaver, in £5 each.
3 Edward Russell of Mongeham, co. Surrey, gentleman, to answer, in £20.
4 Robert Becke of St. Pauls, baker, to keep the peace towards Henry Black, in £20. Sureties, Richard Pysinge of the same, victualler, and Abraham Cade of the same, weaver, in £10 each.
5 Thomas Cowper of Elham, labourer, to appear and receive, etc., in £10. Surety, Alexander Cowper of West Langden, labourer, in £5.
6 Richard Sympson of Christchurch, Canterbury, gentleman, to keep the peace towards Stephen Esday, in £20. Surety, Allan Eppes of Sellindge.
7 John Ruffe of Goodnestone, labourer, for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Thomas Wanston of Goodnestone, yeoman, in £10.
Recognizances adjourned until the next here.
1 John Freind of "Swakfield", labourer, to answer, in £13 6s. 8d.Sureties; Christopher Stoke of Seasalter, yeoman, and Andrew Syms of Faversham, husbandman, in £6 13s. 4d. each.
2 Richard Fayrebreche of Ospringe, labourer, to answer and for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Thomas Fayrebrace of the same, yeoman.
3 Gouldwell Rogers of Christchurch, Canterbury, gentleman, to keep the peace towards Stephen Esday in £40. Surety, Alan Epps of Sellinge, gentleman, in £20.
4 William Jeggens of St. Martins, yeoman, for good behaviour in £10. Sureties, Charles Anvett of Canterbury, surgeon, and James Mower of the same city, yeoman, in 100s. each.
5 Eli Jacob of Ash to answer, in £20. Sureties, Daniel Solly and James Jaye of the same, yeomen, in £10 each. Recognizances to appear at Maidstone.
1 John Pettenden of Borden, yeoman, to keep the peace towards Thomas Pettenden, in £10. Surety, Alexander Pettenden of Borden, yeoman, in £5.
2 Thomas Pettenden of Borden, yeoman, to keep the peace towards Dorothy Pettenden, wife of Alexander Pettenden, in £10. Surety, Richard Horsmonden of Ulcombe, clerk.

Session at Maidstone, 27th September, 1603  Q/SR/4/m.6  1603

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General session of the peace at Maidstone, on Tuesday before Michaelmas, 27th September, 1603, before Thomas Fludd and Anthony Meyney, knights, William Sedley, Lawrence Washington and Samuel Boys, esq., and others. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Peter Manwood, esq., now knight,.............. returned............... defaulters fines fixed at 13s. 4d.......... some of the constables, that is George Maplesden, gentleman, William Johnson, Thomas Smythe, Richard Longe, William Bewley, Arthur Seade, James Wolball, Robert Cowie, Nicholas Locke, Thomas Woodgate, Edward Haman, John Carleton, Robert Frenche, John Brooker and James Dowle present.
1 Since Peter Manwood, knight of the honourable order of the Bath, sheriff of the county, by virtue of a writ of pluries capias against Roger Pattenson, late constable of the hundred of Barkley, returnable at Maidstone on the 27th September, 1603, made a warrant under the seal of his office to his bailiffs, James Henman, Thurston Cowper and Henry Page, for the arrest of Roger Pattenson; and Henry Page on the 4th September, 1603, at Biddenden, arrested Roger Pattenson and took him into custody and later on the 4th September, Roger assaulted Henry, escaped from custody and went at large.
2 Thomas Barham of Leeds, yeoman, after the 10th April, 1563, that is on the 30th August, 1603, in the court of the King held before James Francklyn, gentleman, mayor of Maidstone in the Common Hall, there, by virtue of letters patent under the great seal, dated 4th December, 1559, before which mayor, certain jurors were summoned by the mayor's precept of venire facias to Richard Willard, servant of the mace bearer of the town and serjeant of the court, to appear to try a certain issue in the said court, in an action of trespass upon the case prosecuted between Nicholas Towne, complainant, and Nicholas Scott, defendant, being a witness in the case for Nicholas Scott, sworn to the truth, said on oath, willingly and falsely in the English words following, that is Thomas Barham (then witnessing) "and another did ryde togeather from Asshetisford (the 21th day of May last) and on[e] William Gouldsmythe then also rode on the geldynge now in question" meaning the gelding now in question in the same court between the parties "togeather with us as fast as wee, and wee rode hackney pase from the Greene on this syde Asshetisford" upon which the mayor asked Thomas Barham what was the pace called "hackney pase", to which question Thomas Barham replied on oath in the English words following "hackney pace is foure myles an houre and the Geldinge which Goldsmithe rode upon held way with us as well as any horse could goe" whereas in actual fact the said William Goldsmith did not ride on 21st May, 1603, in company with Thomas Barham or the other person named and so Thomas Barham on 30th August, 1603, at Maidstone, in the Common Hall in the King's Court, before the mayor of the said town, gave false evidence in the case against Nicholas Towne.
Thomas Barham by John Fludd, his attorney, appears........... asks to hear the indictment, it is read and Thomas claims that the indictment is insufficient in law, he does not need to answer, that he is not guilty and puts himself on the country. John Webb, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of non omittas......... quin venire facias to summon a jury at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday after Epiphany [10th January, 1603/4]. Followed by a writ of distringas for Easter session at Maidstone.
3 Since by the Statute of 5 Richard II it is laid down that no one is to make an entry upon any lands or tenements except in a case where entry is allowed by law and in that case not by force or with a large number of people but in a lawful and peaceful way and if anyone does otherwise and is convicted he is to be punished by imprisonment and pay a fine at the will of the King, nevertheless George Francklyn of Headcorn, gentleman, Thomas Francklyn of Chart Sutton, gentleman, George Wood and Winifred, his wife, of Chart Sutton, victualler, Robert Gurr of Chart, sawyer, Nicholas Sutton of Chart Sutton, labourer, Nicholas Michell of Maidstone, labourer, Thomas Averell of Maidstone, baker, Edward Ridgeway of the same, yeoman, John Thomas of the same, labourer, Alan Chease of Sutton Valence, yeoman, and John Carpenter of East Farleigh, labourer, on 29th August, 1603, with force, made an illegal entry upon a close of Sir Richard Petman at Chart Sutton, called Welfeild, in the possession of Sir Richard Petman to which entry was not given to any of them by law, and they pulled up part of a vine hedge of the said Sir Richard growing there.
Writ of venire facias for George, Thomas, George, Winifred, Robert, Nicholas, Nicholas, Thomas, Edward, John, Alan and John to appear at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday after Epiphany [10th January, 1603/4] to answer. And the sheriff Sir James Cromer, returns that George Francklyn, George Wood and Winifred [Wood] appear and they are present in court by their attorney, Thomas Mabb.......... ask to hear the indictment, it is read......... they claim that it is insufficient in law, plead not guilty and put themselves on the country. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Therefore writ of non omittas quin....... venire facias to summon a jury [as above] and writ of distringas [as above]. George Francklyn, present in court, became surety for himself and for George and Winifred Wood in £20, for their appearance at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday after Epiphany [9th January, 1603/4].
4 Michael Farmer of Marden, yeoman, and George Budds of Marden, sicklemaker, on 6th August, 1603, at Goudhurst, assaulted Richard Lambert of Goudhurst, husbandman.

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5 Since from time immemorial a footpath in the parish of Leigh, leading from Oliver Budgyn's house to the market town of Tonbridge has been used as such, on the 1st August, 1603, William [?] Claver of Tonbridge, husbandman, obstructed the path with a fence.
[Marginal note illegible]
6 John Tayler, gentleman, Jasper Riche, husbandman, [blank] Gorham, weaver, all of Thurnham and Thomas Riche of Challock, husbandman, with other unknown wrongdoers, to the number of seven, riotously assembled together and on the 2nd March, 1602/3, broke and entered the close and house of John Riche of Bearsted, husbandman, at Bearsted, and into a chest there, and took away a casket containing charters, writings and muniments of the said John, worth [?] £200, and also assaulted him contrary to various statutes against riots.
7 John Royse alias Rouse of Chart Sutton, thatcher, on 1st April, 1603, in a footpath in Sutton Valence leading from a field called Stovererd in Chart Sutton to the town of Sutton Valence which has been used from time immemorial, built a cottage and obstructed the way and also dug a ditch, three feet wide by thirty rods long in the highway at Sutton Valence leading from the parish church of Chart Sutton to a place called "Fowle Forde".
8 Henry Bath, William Sedcott, John Byne, labourers, all of Eltham, on 29th August, 1603, at Eltham, broke and entered the close of Sir William Roper, called Sowlers Dicke, and cut down grass to the value of 100s.
9 William Turner of Hollingbourne, tipler, since the 26th March, 1603, without authority, has kept "a Comon Tiplinge Howse" and sold "Beere and Ale".
10 William Hayes of Hadlow, tailor, for a similar offence for the same length of time, at Hadlow.
11 Thomas Chapman, of Brasted, labourer, on 24th September, 1603, at Brasted, broke a close of John Charleton of Brasted and hunted his rabbits with dogs and "ferretts".
12 William Longley of Lamberhurst, yeoman, dug a pit in the highway leading from Lamberhurst to Goudhurst and took "marle" from it, damaging the road.
[Nos. 13-37 followed by words Therefore as above]
13 As Thomas Cotton, Thomas Fane, knights, Thomas Wotton, esq., and other justices at the general session assembled at Maidstone on the Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April], 1583, with the consent of the parishioners of Dartford, assessed them to contribute for the relief of the poor prisoners in the gaol at Canterbury Castle [blank] pence a week, [blank] one of the constables of Dartford, ought to have paid [blank] to Arthur Frauncys, gentleman, receiver of the aforesaid money at Michaelmas, 1603, owing for [blank], which has not been paid.
14 Similarly against John Wayman, constable of Aylesford, for non-payment of [blank] pence to the receiver of the gaol money owing at the same feast.
15 Similarly against William Wood and William Munn, churchwardens of Burham, for non-payment of [blank] pence to William Bewley, constable of Larkfield hundred, owing for the gaol at the same feast.
16 Similarly against [blank] constable and churchwarden of Ashurst, for non-payment of [blank] to the receiver of the gaol at the same feast 1602.
17 Similarly against John Kikley and John Hayward, constables of the hundred of Ruxley, for non-payment of [blank] pence to the receiver of the gaol money owing for one year at the same feast.
18 Similarly against William Allen, constable of Eythorne, for non-payment of [blank] pence to the receiver of the gaol money owing at the same feast for the same time.
19 Similarly against John Byrd and Jeremiah Kempsall, constables of the hundred of Bromley and Beckenham, for non-payment of [blank] pence to the receiver of the gaol money at the same feast for the same time.
[In margin] On showing a receipt for the same payment, acquitted.
20 Similarly against Peter Parrys and George Orwell, constables of the hundred of Wrotham, for non payment of [blank] pence, to the receiver of the gaol money owing at the same feast at the same time.

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21 Similarly against Henry Draper and [blank] late constables of the hundred of Little and Lesnes, for non-payment of [blank] pence to the receiver of the gaol money at the same feast for the same year.
[In margin] Second indictment.
22 Similarly against Henry Maxted, one of the constables of the hundred of Bridge and Petham, for non-payment of 10s. 10d. to John Fidge, receiver of the gaol money at the same feast, 1603.
23 Similarly against Thomas Brooke and John Hopkyns, constables of the hundred of Kinghamford, for non-payment of 11s. 11d. to the receiver of the gaol money at the same feast for the same year.
24 Similarly against Robert Allen and John Denn, constables of the hundred of Downhamford, for non-payment of 24s. 11d. [as above].
25 Similarly against Richard Norwood and John Maxsted, constables of the hundred of Ringelow, for non-payment of 13s. [as above].
26 Similarly against Robert Percy and John Spooner, constables of the hundred of Street, for non-payment of 8s. 8d. [as above].
27 Similarly against Edward Stockes, constable of the hundred of Ham, for non-payment of 5s. 5d. [as above].
28 Similarly against Roger Furmynge, constable of the hundred of Boughton, for non-payment of 3s. 3d. [as above].
[In margin] Acquitted on showing a receipt for the payment.
29 Similarly against Richard Pylcher, constable of the hundred of Philborough, for non-payment of 6s. 6d. [as above].
[In margin] Respited to Canterbury Castle as required.
30 Similarly against Francis Rose, constable of the hundred of Hearne, for non-payment of 5s. 5d. [as above].
31 Similarly against Anthony Stocks and John Dunkyn, constables of the hundred of Stowtinge, for non-payment of 11s. 11d. [as above].
32 Similarly against Henry Crusser and John Ladd, constables of the hundred of Folkestone, for non-payment of 22s. 9d. [as above].
33 Similarly against Thomas Beere and Thomas Thomas, constables of the hundred of Bewsborough, for non-payment of 26s. [as above].
34 Similarly against Robert Allen, constable of the Isle of Sheppey, for non-payment of 14s. 1d. [as above].
35 Similarly against Timothy Mercer, constable of the hundred of Barnfield, for non-payment of 8s. 8d. [as above].
[In margin] Acquitted since the money paid.
36 Similarly against Joseph Turner, gentleman, and Richard Beane, constables of the hundred of Whitstable, for non-payment of 8s. 8d. [as above].
37 Similarly against William Wakes, constable of the hundred of Preston, for non-payment of 10s. 10d. [as above].
The indictment against James Usborne and John Britt for dyeing with logwood removed by certiorari.
[In margin] Removed.
Orders at the said general sessions.
1 If the court has legal authority to examine the case concerning the bastard of Dorothy Sharpe then Sir Thomas Fludd and Sir Anthony Mayney shall settle the dispute between the parish of Chart, the reputed father and the said Dorothy; in the present hearing the court inclines to the opinion that Henry Potman, gentleman, is the reputed father.
2 John Duplacte, servant of Nicholas Crouch of Linton, yeoman, to contribute to the bastard born to Agnes Gull [blank] weekly, Agnes bearing the rest of the cost.
3 The contributions for the repair of Newenden bridge to be assessed by Sir Thomas Fludd, Sir Henry Lindley, Sir Thomas Baker, Sir Edward Hales, Sir Thomas Roberts, Samuel Boys and Edward Henden, esquires, or any four of them, the whole county to be assessed but the places nearest the bridge making most use of it to be charged most.
4 Pattenson to be attached to answer and on appearance to be bound over for good behaviour.
5 Thomas Rayneshawe to be attached to be bound over for good behaviour, as a result of speaking approbrious words about William Sedley, esq., connected with the execution of his office.

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6 [Illegible] to remain in prison until the end of the Assizes and if in the mean time nothing is exhibited against him by the woman whose husband died from his medicine, then he is to be whipped as a rogue.
[In margin] Recognizance.
John Duplact of Framfield, co. Sussex, husbandman, and John Duplact of Mayfield, co. Sussex, husbandman, bound to Andrew Crumpe of Hunton, yeoman, and Christopher Ippyngberry of Hunton, husbandman, churchwardens of Hunton in £10.
On condition of paying £5 10s. to the churchwardens of Hunton, that is 20s. presently and £4 at the feast of Annunciation next [25th March, 1604] between 1 p. m. and 4 p. m. in the south porch of Hunton church, in compliance with the order of Sir Anthony Mayney and Lawrence Washington, esq., discharging Hunton from keeping the bastard child born to Ann Gull.
7 A warrant to be made for the attachment of Oliver Buttler to find sureties to keep the peace at the suit of Henry Bayham, gent.
Victuallers Authorized.
1 George Besbeche of Goudhurst, innholder, by Thomas Roberts and Samuel Boys by recognizance.
2 John Bronger of Headcorn, husbandman, by T[homas] Fludd, Martin Barnham and William Stedd, knights. By recognizance.
3 Anthony Reynolds of Sandhurst, yeoman, by Thomas Roberts and Edward Hernden. By recognizance.Rich. Smyth of Newenden, yeoman, by the same. By recognizance.
1 Robert Collip of Lenham, victualler, stopped by the justices in sessions from selling ale. Sureties, Robert Rokehuse of Boughton Malherbe, gentleman, and John Packenham of Lenham, clothier, by Sir Thomas Fludd.
Glassmen Authorized.
1 Lewes Davyes of Tonbridge allowed to sell glasses for a whole year.

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General Session of the peace held at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday after Epiphany, 10th January, 1603/4, before Peter Manwood, Moile Fynche, Henry Palmer, Michael Sondes, Nicholas Tuffton, John Smyth, Maximillian Dallison, Thomas Kempe, Thomas Palmer, Anthony Deringe, knights, Charles Fotherby, Archdeacon of Canterbury, George Newman, Doctor of Laws, Richard Hardres, John Boys, Mathew Hadd, Henry Fynche, Norton Knatchbull, Charles Hales, Henry Heyman, Thomas Honnywood, esquires, and others. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Sir James Crowmer............ returned......... defaulters' fines fixed at 13s. 4d. Certain of the constables, George Moore, gentleman, William Hennyker, Jervase Heeler, Thomas Peers, Thomas Beck, Robert Knowler, junior, Richard Cullyn, James Allard, Baptist Pygott, Richard Sheafe, Timothy Mercer, John Trey, Thomas Andrewe, John Veryer, James Jones, John Marshe and Vincent Ladd, present.
[1] Edmund Johnson of Bishopsbourne, labourer, a layman, between Michaelmas and 25th December, 1603, illegally kept "two hounds" for chasing hares, and during the same time in Bishopsbourne hunted hares, when indeed the same Edmund has not got lands or tenements worth 40s. a year, contrary to the statute of 13 Richard II.
[2] Ralph Sluce of St. Dunstan's, blacksmith, on the 20th September, 1603, at St. Dunstan's, assaulted William Gylman and Mary, his wife.
[In margin] The same Ralph on the 24th July, 1604, at Canterbury Castle, appeared, and acknowledged the indictment. His fine fixed by the court at 12d.
[3] Michael Barbor of Elham, miller, on the 19th August, 1603, assaulted Simon Lorkyn and John Howard in the highway at Lyminge and with "a large piked stafe" worth 8d. gave the said John a large and dangerous wound in his right hand so that a great deal of blood flowed from it and he lost the use of his hand for a month.
[4] John Hanninge of Herne, husbandman, on the 20th November, 1603, at Herne assaulted Samuel Crumpe.
[5] As John, Archbishop of Canterbury, since the 29th November, 1600, has been seized in fee, by right of his Archbishoprick of the manor of Reculver, in Reculver, and Nicholas Hanninge of Herne, yeoman, holds 15 acres of land in Herne of the Archbishop as of his manor of Reculver by the annual rent of 2s. 9½d. payable at Michaelmas, and that Samuel Crumpe deputed by Sir John Smith and Henry Oxenden, esq., reeves of the Archbishop for the manor of Reculver, on the 9th November, 1604, distrained a horse for non-payment of a year's rent for the aforesaid land and impounded the horse at Herne. Then John Hanninge of Herne, husbandman, and his wife Anne, Friswith Hanninge of Herne, spinster, [sic] wife of Nicholas Hanninge of Herne, yeoman, and Friswith Cowper of Herne, spinster, at Herne, illegally released the said horse distrained by Samuel.
[6] William Hawkins of Thamington, clerk, from 1st April to 20th December, 1603, had in his occupation a cottage in Thannington without four acres of land assigned to it, and during the same time Stephen Horne of Thannington and his wife, James Herst of Thannington and his wife, John Cadock of Thannington and his wife and daughter, Thomas Saunders of Thannington, his wife, son and daughter were "inmates" in the cottage and William Hawkins illegally and willingly allowed them to live them

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[7] On the 1st November, 1603, John Fydge of Harrietsham, wool merchant, built a cottage for habitation, and as a certain Price Feild of Harrietsham "glatier" [? glasier] needed the said cottage for his habitation, which Price Feild lately inhabited the cottage to which indeed the said John Fydge had not assigned four acres of land freely held by him laying near to the cottage or together with it, contrary to the statute 31 Elizabeth 1, and this offence has continued from the 1st November, 1603, to the 10th January, 1603/4
[8] Since John Rosen of Borden, collarmaker, on the 10th November, 1603, at Milton took a horse of John Cedmanden of Milton, carpenter, doing damage there, which he wished to impound according to the law, John Cedmanden on the same day, at Milton, rescued the horse and took it from John Rosen
[9] Thomas Kybblewhite of London, gentleman, and John Taylor of London, gentleman, with other wrongdoers, at Sittingbourne on the last day of September, 1603, between the hours of ten and eleven at night riotously assembled and broke into the mansion house of Christopher Francklyn of Sittingbourne, gentleman, in Sittingbourne and broke the glass windows of the house and assaulted Christopher, his son George Francklyn, Allan Drewrye and Robert Malland and wounded Allan Drewrye
[10] Richard Taylor, yeoman, Jervase Taylor, yeoman, Thomas Greenebanoke, husbandman, all of Cranbrook, on the 2nd May, 1603, broke and entered a close of John Webbe, gentleman, at Cranbrook, dug a trench across the cart way of the said John and to certain gates of the said John affixed seals so that they closed up the gates together with the way and John's servants were greatly hindered in their work and had to abandon their work during the time from 2nd May until the 30th May, 1603
The said Richard, Jervase and Thomas, on 24th July, 1605, submitted to the favour of the court, their fines were assessed at 2s. paid in court to the sheriff.
[11] William Worsley of Hawkhurst, husbandman, since the 1st September, 1603, at Hawkhurst, has kept without licence "a Comon Tiplinge House" and sold "beere and ale".
Leonard Harry, Robert Cleuton and Robert Maxted of Waterham and Richard Shrubsoll, James Napleton, John Dixon and Andrew Petrye.
[12] Johanna Howlett of Hawkhurst, widow, for the same length of time at Goudhurst for a similar offence.
[13] A public bridge in the highway over "a watercourse" running between Graveney and the borough of Waterham called Brookebridge has been in a bad state for two months through lack of repair, it has been used since time immemorial and it ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of the parish of Graveney and borough of Waterham who have not repaired it as the should have done. Leonard Harry, Robert Clurton, Robert Shrubsoll, gentlemen of Graveney, present in court at the session at Canterbury Castle on the 23rd July, 1605, submitted to the favour of the court on behalf of the whole parish of Graveney. Therefore their fines assessed.......
[In margin] The inhabitant of Graveney discharged by the court, 23rd July, 1605, without fine.
[14] As Sir Thomas Cotton, Sir Thomas Fane and Thomas Wotton, esq., and other justices at the general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after Easter [9th April] 1583, with the assent of the parishioners of Hartlip assessed them to pay for the relief of the poor prisoners in the gaol at Canterbury Castle, each week, [blank], Rowland Series and Walter Phillipps, churchwardens of Hartlip at Michaelmas, 1603, ought to have paid to Thomas Crowcher, constable of Milton, 6s. 5d. owing for one whole year and they have not paid. Therefore as above.
[15] Similarly against the same for non-payment to the same, of 13s. owing for the maimed soldiers, at Michaelmas, as above.
[16] Similarly against the same for non-payment to the same of 4s. 4d. owing for the Marshalsea and King's Bench [prisons] and the hospitals, at Michaelmas, as above.
[In margin, bracketed against items 14-16]
At the session held on Tuesday before St. James the Apostle [24th July] 1604, the aforesaid Walter produced an acquittance, certifying the receipt of the money. Therefore he is acquitted of these three indictments.

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[17] William Den of Bishopsbourne, yeoman, since the last day of September, 1603, has obstructed a highway in Bishopsbourne leading from Bishopsbourne Street to Kingston, that is from Bishopsbourne street across the yard ["atrium"] of William Sturdyem in Bishopsbourne and so from the same yard across a close of William Den in Bishopsbourne and so from the same close across a lane in Bishopsbourne, leading from the house of William Den where he lately lived to another close of his in Bishopsbourne, and from the last mentioned close to Kingston, with certain "Rayles" going across the highway passing by the first mentioned close of William Den
Writ of venire facias for William to appear at the session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter next [17th April] 1604 to answer on which day William does not come and the sheriff returns nichil habet. Therefore writ of capias to have him to the next session at Canterbury on Tuesday before St. James the Apostle [24th July, 1604] to answer. On which day William appears in his own person taken by the sheriff, is led to the bar, makes a defence........ asks to hear the indictment, it is read and William Den protesting and not acknowledging anything in the indictment to be true, pleads that the indictment is insufficient in law and that he does not need to answer........... and should not be troubled by the above indictment but dismissed from the Court
[18] John Cleveland of Sandwich, yeoman, intending to damage the highway, leading from Harbledown to Boughton-under-Blean, on various occasions between the 3rd November, 1603, and the 1st January, 1603/4, went along this road with "a waggon", having in it goods and merchandize consisting of more than four thousand eggs [sic], with horses drawing the said wagon and the wagon thus loaded damaged the road
Writ of venire facias for John to appear at the session held at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter next [17th April, 1604] to answer, on which day John does not come and the sheriff returns nichil habet. Therefore writ of capias to have him at the session at Canterbury on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle to answer [24th July, 1604]. At this session John Cleveland appears in his own person, taken by the sheriff, is led to the bar, makes a defence........ asks to hear the indictment......... it is read, and John Cleveland protesting that the indictment is insufficient in law and that he does not need to answer, pleads not guilty and puts himself on the country. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of non omittas quin venire facias to summon a jury to be at the session at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas next [25th September, 1604] and the same day is given to John Webbe and John Cleveland. George Weekes of Sandwich, yeoman, became surety for John Cleveland, in £5 and John Cleveland for himself in £10 to appear on Tuesday before Michaelmas [25th September, 1604] at Maidstone. On which day John Webbe and John Cleveland appear but none of the jury, therefore postponed until Tuesday after Epiphany [9th January, 1604/5] at Canterbury and the sheriff to have the jury there and the same day is given to John Webbe and John Cleveland
[In margin] Sent to the Court of Kings Bench by writ returned in the octave of the feast of St. Michael 1604
[19] Similarly against George Weekes of Sandwich, yeoman, for a similar offence on the same road since 4th November, 1603
On the day above pleads a defence as above. And he is bound for himself and John Cleveland of Sandwich, yeoman. Surety given by the same George as above.
[In margin] [As following No. 18]

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Orders made at the said Sessions
[1] George Mayler of Lenham, joiner, to pay Thomas Bayly 13s. 4d. at or before the feast of the Purification next [2nd February, 1603/4], part of the 40s. which George Mayler had with Richard Bayly son of the said Thomas, and Richard to be discharged from his apprenticeship with George forthwith. If the payment is not made in the time allotted then 26s. 8d. to be paid
[2] An attachment for good behaviour to be awarded against Thomas Killewhite of London, gentleman, and John Taylor of London, gentleman, for various misdemeanors against Christopher Francklyn and others at Sittingbourne
[3] The order made at the last sessions about the bastard child, supposedly begotten by Thomas Millenden, to stand
[4] Concerning the Ashford woman, expecting a bastard child, the matter to be left over for an order to be made by the two next justices when the child is born
[5] As this court at this session has committed Phillip Veadall to the gaol for keeping an unlicensed victualling house, he is to remain there until he finds sureties for good behaviour
[6] As the poor parishioners of Bonnington are greater in number than the other inhabitants can relieve, the parishioners and landholders in Herst are to contribute to the relief of the poor of Bonnington and towards the provision of a fund to provide the poor who are able to work, with work.
[7] Thomazine Asshden to be conveyed to Stone to be kept there at the charge of the parishioners until further order be made by the two next justices. [Blank] Byrehett, constable bound over.
[8] As Thomas Tarlton has been constable of the hundred of Blackborne from Lady Day last until now and has satisfied the court that he no longer lives in the hundred, Stephen Cooper, gentleman, who stood for election with him at the last lawday held for that hundred, to execute the office of constable of the hundred of Blackborne until the next lawday for the hundred and he is instructed to go before some of the justices to take the oath for the execution of his office and the oath of supremacy.
[9] As in the past it was not usual to carry more than twenty hundredweight in any cart, wagon or carriage, and lately some people have been carrying more than forty hundredweight so that the road from Canterbury to Sittingbourne has been damaged, to remedy this, every wagon, cart or carriage carrying any merchandize, pack or corn weighing more than twenty hundredweight shall pay for each load going or returning along the aforesaid road 5s. to such persons as the justices shall appoint, to be used for repairing the highway the collector keeping two shillings in the pound for collecting it.

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[10] As the highway from Denstead gate to the top of the hill there is in great decay and ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Chartham, Harbledown and Boughton-under-Blean; Chartham and Harbledown, on pain of £5, are to do their six days statute labour before Whitsuntide next and as for the question as to whether the inhabitants of Boughton are to work there, as they did not do eight days work at Boughton Hill as they were instructed to do on pain of £5, if they do not do this eight days work before Whitsuntide next on the road from Densted gate to the hill top then the £5 penalty to be levied.
[11] As the court has been told that Michael Barbor of Elham, miller, is a common fighter and brawler and disobedient to the justices' warrant, an attachment to be awarded against him to bind him over for good behaviour.
[12] According to an order made at the last session at Canterbury, Sir Anthony Dering and Sir Nicholas Tufton have certified to this session that they have called before them Walter Tayler of Hothfield, clothier, the reputed father and Rabedge Serle the mother of a base born child and have ordered that Rabedge shall nurse and bring up the child, Walter paying her 7d. a week from the time of the birth of the child until it is old enough to earn its own living.
Victuallers Authorized.
William Selbye of Eythorne, labourer, in £10. Sureties, Thomas Hogben of Auckeridge, yeoman, and Thomas Busshell of Northbourne, husbandman, in £20 each. By William Munninges, esq.
George Mount of 'Sheperstegle', [? Sibertswold] labourer, in £10. Sureties, Richard Spayne and William Mount of the same, yeoman, in £20 each. By the same.
Nicholas Nashe of Reculver, tailor, in £10. Sureties, Nicholas Hanninge of Herne, yeoman, and James Newton of Canterbury, baker, in £5 each. By Sir John Smyth and Mathew Hadd, esq.
Edward Pickeringe of Staplegate, yeoman, in £10. Sureties, James Newton of St. Martins Canterbury, baker, and John Daye of St. Alphege Canterbury, cowper, in £5 each. By John Boys and Charles Hales, esq.
Badgers Authorized.
William Weyman of Faversham, yeoman. By Sir Thomas Palmer, Sir Nicholas Gylborne and Mathew Hadd, esq., justices etc.
William Ceelye of Herne, yeoman. By Sir Nicholas Tufton, Sir Thomas Palmer and Sir Robert Edolphe, justices, etc.
Recognizances Discharged.
1 Edward Travys of Boughton-under-Blean, labourer, for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, Thomas Clifford of Hernehill, husbandman, in £5. By the last court here.
[Nos. 2-9 followed by words by the last court here]
2 Christopher Longe of Ore, husbandman, to keep the peace towards John Bacheler, in £20. Sureties, George Kylton, husbandman, and Henry Hudson, waterman, both of Ore, in £10 each.
3 Thomas Paye of Challock, yeoman, to keep the peace towards Robert Cookson, clerk, in £20. Surety, Serle Hawker of Challock, yeoman, in £10.
4 Thomas Brabson of Bridge, tailor, for good behaviour in £20. Surety, Peter Harvye of Northbourne, yeoman, in £10.
5 John Patteson of Brabourne, yeoman, to keep the peace towards John Roberts, in £10. Sureties, Anthony Haule of Brabourne, yeoman, and John Spayne of Willesborough, yeoman, in £5 each.
6 Paul Marche of Challocke, yeoman, to keep the peace towards Robert Cookson, clerk, in £20. Surety, Serles Hawker of the same, yeoman, in £10.
7 Richard Fayrebreche of Ospringe, labourer, to answer and for good behaviour, in £20. Surety, Thomas Fayerbreche of the same, yeoman, in £10.
8 William Jeggens of St. Martin's, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, Charles Annett, surgeon, and James Nower, yeoman, both of Canterbury,in 100s. each.
9 Eli Jacob of Ash to answer, in £20. Surety, James Ivy of the same, yeoman, in £10.
10 George Naylor of Lenham, joiner, to answer, in £20. By Nicholas Gylborne on condition as among the orders as above.
11 Ralph Bartlett of Charing, glover, to answer, in £10. Surety, Christopher Gorham of the same, kerseymaker, in 100s.
12 Robert Freed of Great Hardres, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, William Rigden of Little Hardres, yeoman and Richard Collen of Great Hardres, yeoman, in £10 each. By Richard Hardres.
13 Ellisen Sheffeild of Newnham, tailor, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, John Baker, clerk, and Henry Leese, yeoman, both of Newnham, in £5 each. By Henry Fynche.
14 George Rand of Deal, sailor, to keep the peace towards [?] Frice Verier, in £10. Sureties, Edward Agers and Vincent Den, in £5 each. By Edward Boys.
15 Richard Hills of Canterbury, weaver, to answer, in £5. Surety, Nicholas Knott of the same, labourer, in £5. By G. Newman.
16 Richard Fyle of Harbledown, husbandman, to answer, in £5. Surety, George Vaughan of the same, husbandman, in £5. By the same.
17 John Collard of Smeethe, gentleman, to keep the peace towards John Lidye and Joan, his wife, in £20. Sureties, Thomas Manfeild, plumber, and Anthony Mildemay, yeoman, both of Canterbury, in £10 each. By the same.
18 Thomas Evans of Brookland, clerk, to keep the peace towards Ellen Ellys of the same, in £10. Sureties, Robert Bladden of ? Brensted, butcher, and Bartholomew Jones of Canterbury, victualler, in £5 each. By the same.
19 George Colly of Chartham, gentleman, to keep the peace towards George Bett of Chilham, yeoman, in £20. Sureties, Elyas Fogge, gentleman, and Henry Bridge, grocer, both of Canterbury, in £10 each. By the same.
20 Philip Butler of Faversham, miller, for good behaviour, in £10. Surety, John Watts of the same, sailor, in £10. By M[athew] Hadd.
21 Goldwell Rogers of Christ Church Canterbury, gentleman, to keep the peace towards Stephen Esday, in £10. Surety, Allan Epps of Sellinge, gentleman, in £20. By the last court here. Discharged since Goldwell Rogers is dead.
22 Richard Marshe of Elham, husbandman, for good behaviour. Sureties, Robert Gardner and John Hamon of Elham, yeoman. By Thomas Honnywood.
23 Thomas Lawson of Yalding, horsecutter, to keep the peace towards Thomas Greneswood, in £20. Sureties, Anthony Forword of Linstead, yeoman, and George Robinson of the same, blacksmith, in £10. Makes default but the same Thomas Grenswood releases him......... [obscure]. By Richard Sands.
24 Richard Outfeild of Charing, labourer, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Robert Bacheler, yeoman, and Henry Perum, husbandman, both of the same, in £10 each. By Nicholas Gylborne.
25 John Cedmanton of Milton, husbandman, to keep the peace towards Sara Maye, widow, in £10. Sureties, Henry Pett of Borden, yeoman, and Thomas Byxe of Sittingbourne, yeoman, in £5 each. By Sir George Delves.
26 Christopher Francklyn of Sittingbourne, gentleman, George Francklyn, his son, Allen Drury and Robert Mallard, servants of the same Christopher, to reply. Sureties, George Noke, Henry Sermsbye and Francis Reder of Sittingbourne, yeoman, in £20 each. By the same justice.
27 John Howard of Milton, cobler, to keep the peace towards John Bedmanton, in £20. Sureties, John Hayward and Sara Maye.
28 Sara Maye, of Milton, widow, to keep the peace towards the same John Bedmanton, in £20. Sureties, Richard Dan of Borden and John Rowlston of Milton, yeomen, in £10 each. By the same justice.
29 Andrew Smelt of Whitstable, husbandman, to keep the peace towards John Bassocke of the same, yeoman, in £10. Sureties, Thomas Breade of Seasalter, sailor, and John Hooker of St. George's without the walls, Canterbury, collarmaker, in £5 each. By Mathew Hadd.
30 Ralph Sluce of St. Dunstan's, blacksmith, to do and receive in £10. Sureties, Edward Lydiat, brasier, and James Cobbyn, glover, both of the same, in £5 each. By the same Mathew Hadd.
31 Henry Bulman, borsholder of Hawborow in Herne, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, Henry Puckle and Roger Maddock of Herne, husbandman, in £5 each. By the same.
32 John Wallys of Herne, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, Roger Maddock and Thomas Turner of the same, husbandman and blacksmith, as afterwards follows in the next recognizance, in £5 each. By the same.
33 Thomas Turner of Herne, blacksmith, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, John Wallys and Roger Maddocks of Herne, husbandman, in £5 each. By the same.
34 Robert Kingsford of Herne, yeoman, in £10.
35 Richard [?] Bigeant of the same, husbandman, in £10.
36 William Pamslett of the same, husbandman, in £10. Each of them to keep the peace towards Richard Ryder. Sureties for each of them, Lawrence Applegate, kersey maker and Edward Royden, yeoman, both of Canterbury, in 100s. each. By the same.
37 Richard Rider of Herne, yeoman, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Richard Terry of Chislet and Nicholas Younge of Herne, yeomen, in £10 each. By Charles Hales.
38 Mathew Dodd of Throwley, husbandman, to do and receive and for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Robert Dodd of Boughton and Thomas Philpott of Throwley, yeomen, in £10 each. By George Waller.
39 Richard Wanstall of Molash, husbandman, to do and receive, in £20. Surety, Serles Hawker of Challock, gentleman. By the same.
40 Richard Essex of Molash, yeoman, to give evidence, in £10. By the same.
41 Thomas Bramford of Molash, labourer, to give evidence, in £10. By the same.
42 Henry White of St. Dunstans, footpost, to keep the peace toward John Wilson, in £20. Sureties, James Trusser of the same, wheelwright and John Bullock of Westgate, tanner, in £10 each. By John Boyes.
43 Thomas Charter of Godmersham, yeoman, to do and receive, in £10. Surety, Christopher Charter of the same, yeoman, in £5. By George Waller.
44 Walter Harlackenden, gentleman, to give evidence. By Edward Hoby.
45 Stephen Allen of Copton to answer and give evidence against Daniel alias Henry Crippyn on suspicion of felony, in £10.
46 William Beckett of Faversham, labourer, to give evidence against John Jarman, in £10. By Richard Sandes.
47 Edward Tuck of Boughton Malherbe, gentleman, to give evidence against [blank] Webbe and Moses Rogers on suspicion of felony, in £10. By Nicholas Gylborne.
Recognizances Defaulted.
1 John Frend of 'Swakefeild', labourer, to answer, in £13 6s. 8d. Sureties, Christopher Stokes of Seasalter, yeoman, and Andrew Syme of Faversham, husbandman, in £6 13s. 4d. each. By the last court.
2 Isaac Pyggott of St. Martin's, Canterbury, ropemaker, to keep the peace towards Thomas Hollenden of Wingham, in £10. Surety, Thomas Satman of Wingham, collarmaker. By Sir Thomas Harfleete.
3 Thomas Pawfrey of Chartham, yeoman, to keep the peace towards John Kennett, William Kennett, Robert Coveney, and George Ruck of Crundall, yeoman, in £10. Surety, Thomas Harvey of Canterbury, in £5. By M[athew] Hadd.
4 Thomas Dawson of Yalding, horsecutter, to keep the peace towards Thomas Grenesword, in £20. Sureties, Anthony Forword of Linsted, yeoman, and George Robynson of the same, blacksmith, in £10. By Richard Sandes. Grenesword released Dawson [obscure]. Therefore discharged as appears in the discharged recognizances above.
5 Richard Marshe of Elham, husbandman, for good behaviour, in £10. Sureties, Robert Gardner and John Hamon of Elham, yeoman, in £5 each. By George Waller and Thomas Honeywood. [Obscure]......the obligation at the next here. Therefore discharged now as appears in the recognizances discharged above.
Recognizances taken in court to appear at the next Assizes.
Richard Bull of Bethersden, tailor, for good behaviour, in £40. Sureties, Walter Brooke of Headcorn, yeoman, and Thomas [sic] of Ashford, tailor, in £20 each. By this court, to give evidence against the said Richard Bull.
Parties committed afterwards to appear upon recognizance.
[illegible] Veadall of Westwell, husbandman, to answer, in £20. Sureties, Anthony Morrys of the same, blacksmith, and [illegible] Hills of the same, husbandman, in £10 each. By Nicholas Gylborne.
Thomas Milton of Sandwich, sawyer, to keep the peace towards Isaac Pygott of Wingham, ropemaker and his wife, in £10. Surety, Walter Chapman of the same, fisherman, in £5.
Recognizances taken in Court to appear at the next here and respited.
Thomas Wilson of Westgate, butcher, to answer, in £20. Sureties, William Cage of the same, butcher, and Joseph Braye of the same, chandler, in £10 each. This was from the last court here. The cause is for begetting............ [obscure]. Respited.
Jeremiah Trollopp of London, gentleman, to keep the peace towards Walter Harlackenden, gentleman, in £20. Surety, William Dolby of London, gentleman, in £10.
William Dolbye of London, gentleman, to keep the peace towards Walter Harlackenden, gentleman, in £20. Surety, Jeremiah Trollopp of London, gentleman, in £10.
Edward Vaughan of Borden, gentleman, to keep the peace towards Walter Harlackenden, gentleman, in £20. Surety, Jeremiah Trollopp of London, gentleman, in £10.
Richard Codd of Great Chart, husbandman, to do and receive, in £20. Sureties, George Downe of Canterbury and James Plestowe of the same, in £10 each. "The cause ys for begettinge Joan Harrys with child".
Peter Veryer of Tilmanstone, yeoman, to do and receive in £10. Respited and before by Edward Boys.
Andrew Frydd of Sellinge, labourer, in £20. Sureties, Thomas Weddingham of Stone-next-Sittingbourne, yeoman, and John Hovenden of High Herne, yeoman, in £10 each.
Thomas Williams of Cockering [in Thannington], yeoman, to keep the peace towards William Hawkyns, in £20. Surety, John Regnold of Kennington, yeoman, in £10.
William Hawkins of Thannington, clerk, for good behaviour, in £20. Sureties, Richard Hayes and Ralphe Johnson of Crundal, clerk, in £10 each.
Richard Wanstall of Challock, husbandman, to answer for speaking words........ [?] abusive......., in £20. Sureties, Isaac Chapman of Challock and Henry Wanstall of Molash, yeoman, in £10 each.
John Wanstall of Challock, husbandman, to answer as above and to have him as before, in £20. Sureties, Edward Snode of Throwley and Henry Wanstall of Molash, yeomen, in £10 each.
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Session at Maidstone, 17th April, 1604  Q/SR/4/m.11  1604

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General Session of the Peace at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter, 17th April, 1604, before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson, Anthony Mayney, Thomas Baker, Maximillian Dalison, Martin Barneham, knights, Zacharia Scott, esq., and others. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Sir James Crowmer........... returned..........., defaulters fines fixed at 13s. 4d. Certain of the constables, that is, Christopher Wollett, gentleman, John Quilter, Thomas Coveney, John Gymmett, John Phillipp, William Huggen, William Shorte, Bartholomew Mayes, John Woodgate, Alexander Remyngton, Edward Jeffrey, George Heythorne, John [?] Croxer, Samuel Tayler, Randolph Byngham, John Woodgate, present.
1 As Thomas Watkys of Benenden, labourer, lately had possession of a messuage in Biddenden, being in the free tenure of Henry Baker, esq., for a term of years ending at Michaelmas 1601, yet after the end of the term Thomas has kept possession of the messuage up to the 4th September, 1603, on which day Richard Withersden, renter of the messuage from Henry Baker comes to the messuage and in the curtilage of the same claims the term of years of the messuage by a lease from Henry Baker and wishes to enter into the same, upon which Thomas Watkys and William Booth of Gravesend, mariner, being then in the messuage, assault Richard Withersden.
2 John Stafford of Gravesend, yeoman, on the 2nd January, 1603/4, at Swanscombe, shot "Partriges" with a gun loaded with "haylshott".
3 Percy Thomas of Tunstal, yeoman, on the 24th March, 1603/4, at Milton, stole a pair of shoes, valued at 15d. the property of Thomas Pigeon.
[In margin] Fine assessed at 12d., paid in court to the sheriff.
4 Hugh Wyborne of Farningham, husbandman, on the 23rd December, 1603, at Farningham, in the highway there, assaulted Elia Caryer, borsholder of Farningham, in the execution of his office, and struck him on the head with a staff, worth 2d. held in his right hand.
5 Richard Spilstedd of Newenden, keeping "a Comon victualing howse or Taverne" since the 2nd May, 1603, has allowed excessive drinking and the playing of illegal games, i.e. draughts and cards.
6 Nicholas Haselman of Newenden, cutler, living in a certain dwelling house and being the owner of it, since the 20th April, 1604 [sic] has allowed Richard Bracey and his wife, with his family, and Margaret Bryce, widow, with her family, to live with him in the said house.
7 As Edward Henden, esq., a justice of the peace, on the 5th April, 1603, made a warrant under his seal to Nicholas Haselman, bailiff of the liberty of Newenden, to bring Elizabeth Spurmaker, a vagabond, before a justice of the peace, Nicholas has neglected to execute the said warrant.
8 Robert Spynner of "Witsham", carpenter, on the 20th March, 1603/4, at "Witsham" assaulted Ambrose Bennett, sawyer.
[In margin] Robert submitted himself to the favour of the court, his fine assessed at 10s. paid to the sheriff in court.

Session at Maidstone, 17th April, 1604  Q/SR/4/m.11d  1604

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9 Richard Spilstedd of Newenden, tailor, since the 1st April, 1603, without licence has kept "A Common Tipling howse" and sold "ale, bread and beere".
10 Henry Trey of Tonbridge, husbandman, since the 20th March, 1602/3, at Southborough in Tonbridge for a similar offence.
11 John Tree of Wittersham in the Isle of Oxney, husbandman, since the 1st August, 1603, at Wittersham, for a similar offence.
12 James Lynche of East Malling, maltman, since the 1st March, 1602/3, at East Malling, for a similar offence.
[In margin] "Eastdowne".
13 As Sir Thomas Cotton, Sir Thomas Fane and Thomas Wotton, esq., at the general session at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April] 1583, according to statute and with the consent of the parishioners of Burham, Birling, Snodland, East Malling and Ditton, within the hundred of Larkfield, made a weekly assessment for the relief of the poor prisoners in Maidstone gaol of 10d. and afterwards William Bewly of Wouldham, gentleman, one of the constables of the hundred of Larkfield should have paid on or before Lady Day 1603 to Arthur Frauncys, gentleman, receiver of the aforesaid money, 21s. then owing for half a year and has not done so.
14 Robert Elphye of Snodland, husbandman, on the 10th April, 1604, at Gillingham, shot "Partridges" with a gun "Charged with powder and haylshott".
At this session Robert Elphye comes in his own person, defends himself, asks to hear the indictment, when it is read and heard he protests that the indictment is insufficient in law that he does not need to answer and that he is not guilty and puts himself on the country.
John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of venire facias to the sheriff to summon a jury at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle [24th July], 1604. The same day is given to John Webbe and Robert Elphye. Christopher Brattle of Yalding, husbandman, became a surety for Robert Elphye in £20 and Robert for himself in £40. On the said day John Webbe comes into court and Robert Elphye by his attorney, Richard Trattman, but none of the jury, therefore postponed until Tuesday before Michaelmas [25th September, 1604] at Maidstone. Sheriff to have the jury there and the same day given to John Webbe and Robert Elphye.
[In margin] On the 9th April, 1605, the aforesaid Robert, present in court...... [obscure]........ acknowledged the indictment to be true. Therefore etc.
15 Inquisition taken at Sevenoaks on the 3rd May, 1604, by the oathes of William Hilles, Robert Rogers, Gilbert Kippes, Henry Swayland, John Porter, Giles Riche, Richard Welles, John Care, Thomas Towler, senior, Thomas Smith, John Carter and William Cacott before Sir Ralph Bossevyll, William Sedley and Robert Cranmer, esqs., three justices of the peace, that George Wood, Robert Hayte, William Blome, all of Sevenoaks, husbandmen, and William Willard of Horton, husbandman, disturbers of the peace, on the 9th April, 1604, between 2 a. m. and 3 a. m., riotously broke and entered the park of Sir Robert Sydney, Baron Sydney of Penshurst, in Penshurst and Leigh, and with a "Greyhownd" hunted and carried off "a doe" feeding there against the statute against riots of 13 Hy. IV.
Fine of the aforesaid Robert, William Blome and William Willard assessed by the same justices at 10s. each.

Session at Maidstone, 17th April, 1604  Q/SR/4/m.12  1604

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16 The Jury impanelled to enquire for the hundred of Hoo, that is William Wyles, William Usher, Richard Longe, Thomas Coveney, Thomas Kempe, Robert Parker, George Tayler, James Dowle, Mathew Crowherst, John Mosse, Edward Crowherst and Samuel Burges, present that William Elys, of Cobham, carpenter, since the 1st April, 1604, has encroached on part of the highway in Cobham, leading from Rochester to a certain street called Shinglewell and enclosed and obstructed "a Comon Watringe pytt" with a hedge.
At Maidstone, on Tuesday before Michaelmas [25th September], 1604, William Elys appears by John Fludd, his attorney, makes a defence, asks to hear the indictment, when it is read and heard he pleads not guilty. John Webbe, clerk of the peace, prosecutes. Writ of venire facias to the sheriff to summon a jury at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday after the feast of Epiphany [9th January], 1604/5.
17 The jury impanelled to enquire for the hundred of Milton, that is John Dundy, Richard Backe, Thomas Crowcher, John Edwardes, Thomas Knight, William Chambers, Simon Wheatland of Bredgate, Richard Bourne of the same, Thomas Stowte, Thomas Crofte of Rodmersham, Henry Pordage and Solomon Hulsnode, present, that the inhabitants of the parish of Thurnham since time immemorial, ought to repair the highway called Bynberry Wood in Thurnham leading from Maidstone to Milton and the highway through much use being badly decayed ought to have been repaired "in the last Somertyme" and has not been repaired "since the last Somer".
[In margin] Ordered, 9th April, 1605, that the inhabitants aforesaid should repair the way aforesaid before the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist next [24th June, 1605] on pain of £5.
Repaired as certified by John Amys one of the inhabitants of the parish of Thurnham and discharged of the indictment paying the fees in court.
18 The same present that [Blank] May of Milton-next-Sittingbourne, widow, keeping a common tavern at Chalkwell in Milton, on the 10th February, 1603/4, and both before and after that, has received vagabonds and beggars and other undesirable persons.
19 The same present that Edward Clement of Stockbury, labourer, on the 10th February, 1603/4, was a common barretor and disturber of the peace.
Orders made at the said Sessions.
1 John Dane of Eastling, labourer, to pay the 10s. in arrears and 8d. weekly towards the keep of a bastard child, born to Alice Browne of Hollingbourne of which he is the reputed father, at the end of the month to churchwardens of Hollingbourne.
2 Concerning the dispute over the keep of the bastard child born to Dorothy Sharpe which arose at this session between the parishioners of Chart Sutton and Henry Potman, gentleman, Sir Richard Potman, father of Henry, being present, asked the court on behalf of his son that the hearing might be postponed until the next day, the Wednesday, which was granted, and on that Wednesday morning Sir Richard Potman and the parishioners came into court and the parishioners asked to be given a hearing, but counsel for Henry Potman said they would say nothing as he was not charged by any former order to contribute to the child's keep. However on consideration of the order made about the matter by the Justices of Assize, the court thought fit at the request of the parishioners, to hear what each side had to say and gave them until one o'clock on Wednesday afternoon to produce their proofs, at which time the parishioners came into court but Henry Potman defaulted, upon which the court examined the parishioners witnesses whose depositions remain in the calendar of this sessions and came to the conclusion that Henry Potman should be charged with being the reputed father of the child.
3 The assessment on the parish of Adisham to be abated by Sir Peter Manwood, Sir Thomas Palmer and Sir John Boys, as they shall think fit.
Treasurers chosen and collectors.
1 Thomas Godfrey of St. Dunstan's near Canterbury, chosen collector for the hospitals in place of William Brooke of Newington-next-Hythe, gentleman.
2 Thomas Hawlke of 'Harmansole'-next-Canterbury, gentleman, chosen collector for the maimed soldiers in place of John Fydge of Westgate, gentleman.
3 Sir William Wythens of Eltham, chosen treasurer for the county stock and maimed soldiers for the west division.
Badgers Authorized.
1 Thomas Turner of Maidstone by Sir Thomas Fludd and others.
2 Richard Acton of Sutton Valence [as above].
3 William Bridger of Staplehurst [as above].
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Session at Canterbury, 24th July, 1604  Q/SR/4/m.13  1604

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General session of the peace at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle, 24th July, 1604, before Peter Manwood, Thomas Wilsford, Michael Sondes, Nicholas Tufton, Richard Sondes, Thomas Palmer, Thomas Peyton, Robert Edolphe, Nicholas Gylborne, Thomas Kempe, John Smyth, John Boys, Thomas Harflette, Norton Knatchbull, knights, Mathew Hadd, esq., John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff Sir James Crowmer........... returned......... defaulters' fines assessed at 10s. Certain of the constables, Thomas Byxe, Edward Norden, Edward Beane, John Spyce, Robert Myller, William Greneland, Bartholomew Joye, John Quylter, William Henneker, Richard Cullen, John Verryer, Isabell Jerman, Robert Gardener, John Bery, Thomas Lushington, Thomas Sampson and James Jones, present.
1 Thomas Clerke of Canterbury, yeoman, William Eaton of Harbledowne, tailor, Henry Packet of Thannington, labourer, John Gayler of Thannington, glover, John Swifte of St. Mildred's Canterbury, labourer, John Harrys of St. Mildred's Canterbury, labourer, John Ashenden of St. Mildred's Canterbury, husbandman, Christopher Bate of Chartham, yeoman and William Dense of Chartham, husbandman, on 13th July, 1604, at night between the hours of 6 p. m. and twelve the same day and on various other days before and after that broke and entered upon "the Common Ryver or Stower" running between Canterbury and Chartham and illegally fished and took from the river various fishes on several occasions but on the said 13th July in the parishes of Chartham, Milton and Thannington, five "Troutes" worth 2s.
[In margin] The said John Harrys here in court on 23rd July, 1605, submitted himself to the favour of the court and his fine assessed at [blank] but respited to the next here to impose the fine.
2 Ralph Cowper of Petham, clerk, on the 6th November, 1603, at Petham, assaulted Henry Court of Petham, tailor, with "a piked Staffe".
[In margin partly illegible]........ 5s. paid in court.
3 George Jancock of Elham, yeoman, on the 10th June, 1604, at Newington, pretending to be "the Kyng's taker of tymber" took six feet of "Ashen Tymber" worth 2s. for his own use.
[In margin partly illegible]...... 1604 fine assessed at 12d. paid in court.

Session at Canterbury, 24th July, 1604  Q/SR/4/m.13d  1604

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4 John Davyes of Sandwich, labourer, and Margaret Coxe, wife of John Coxe of Sandwich, labourer, on the 1st July, 1604, at Sandwich at a place called Canterbury gate assaulted William Austen, constable of the hundred of Wingham.
[In margin partly illegible]........ at this session they appeared and.......
5 Richard Sheriffe of Borden, school master, [pedagogus] on the 1st April, 1604, at Borden, was a common barretor and disturber of the peace.
Richard entered into recognizance to traverse the indictment as appears in the calendar of the same sessions.
[In margin partly illegible] [Removed] to the court of King's Bench by writ of [certiorari] returnable...... October...........
6 James Tong of 'Duddenton', [? Doddington] senior, labourer, since the 1st April, 1604, at "Duddenton" has without licence kept "A Common Tiplinge Howse" and sold "Ale and beere".
7 William Langeley of Upchurch, husbandman, for the same time, at Upchurch, for a similar offence.
[The following for similar offences for the same length of time in the places where they lived]
8 Thomas Rosse of Newington-next-Sittingbourne, husbandman.
9 Robert Bayly of Newington-next-Sittingbourne, husbandman.
[In margin] An indictment is given and he is to be prosecuted for the above misdemeanour.
10 Edward Harrys of Sittingbourne, husbandman.
11 George Lambert of Sittingbourne, husbandman.
12 Thomas Stoute of Bapchild, husbandman.
[Illegible marginal note]
13 John Beettes of Borden, husbandman.
14 Thomas Foord of Westgate, without the walls of Canterbury, husbandman.
15 Giles Greene of Westgate, husbandman.
16 Agnes Nall of Westgate, widow.
17 John Devyson of Westgate, husbandman.
18 Thomas Pott of Westgate, husbandman.
19 [Blank] Pygott of Westgate, husbandman.
20 Henry Whyte of Westgate, husbandman.
[In margin] His fine assessed at 20s. and committed to prison until etc.
21 William Churche of Westgate, husbandman.
22 Robert Russell of Westgate, husbandman.

Session at Canterbury, 24th July, 1604  Q/SR/4/m.14  1604

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23 John Thompson of Harbledowne, victualler, keeping "A Comon Victualinge howse or Taverne" allowed excessive drinking in his house and the playing of illegal games, i. e. tables and cards.
24 William Berrey of Petham, carpenter, and John Pettit of Waltham, labourer, on the 6th July, 1604, built a cottage on Handfeild Common in Waltham without permission from the landlord.
[In margin] Appeared and discharged because of the insufficiency [of the indictment] since it was not alleged that there was not four acres of land to the cottage there.
Orders made at the said Sessions.
1 Since Margaret Philipps, now in the House of Correction, was sent there by the procurement of George Ryder, Thomas Hallett and one Maylam of Herne, being pregnant, and after a month she gave birth to male twins, on Monday, the 23rd July, 1604, as a result of which she is very weak, ordered that unless Ryder, Hallet and Maylam pay to George May, keeper of the House of Correction, 3s. a week during the time of her weakness, she is to be sent back to Herne to be kept by the parishioners there, but if they make the payment then she is to stay in the House of Correction until further order is made by three of the justices of the peace nearest to that place.
2 As there is a dispute between the parishioners of Barham, where Margaret Besbeche now a vagrant was born, and the parishioners of Stanford where she last lived with one Younge, as to where she should be settled, ordered that she is to remain at Barham if she is already there or to be removed there if she is not.
3 As there is a dispute between the parishioners of Waltham and those of Saltwood about keeping Margaret Allen and there is some doubt about it ordered that Sir Thomas Honywood, Richard Hardres of Hardres Court, George Waller and Henry Hayman, esquires are to examine the matter, make a decision according to law and to put it down in writing within thirteen days after the end of this session.
4 An attachment for good behaviour to be awarded against Alice Myllenden, the wife of Thomas Millenden [sic]
5 As it appears that Margery Coxe, being in prison in Canterbury Castle at the beginning of this sessions, persuaded her daughter Elizabeth Haule to abandon her recently born bastard child which she had been nursing and to disappear to an unknown place, so that the child has been left succourless for a month or six weeks, for this reason and for other misbehaviour Margery is to stay in prison until she finds sureties to be bound in £20 each for her appearance at the next Quarter Sessions at Canterbury and to be of good behaviour, unless in the meantime she causes her daughter to return to the place of the child's birth and to carry out the justices order for feeding and bringing up her child.
6 The matter of the bastard child begotten on the body of Joan Harrys, supposedly by Richard Codd of Great Chart, to be referred to Sir Nicholas Tufton and Sir Robert Edolphe, being the two justices nearest to that place.
7 Thomas Kennett of Chislet, lately servant to Thomas Rose of the same to pay to Bennet Jervis or otherwise Bennet Joye, wife of William Joye of Chislet, 8d. weekly towards the keep of a bastard child begotten on the body of Bennet by Thomas Kennett.
8 As Sir Edward Boys and William Monynges, esq., two of the justices of the peace present at this session, certified that in accordance with an order made at the last Quarter Sessions here on the 10th January, 1603/4, they called before them on the [? 5th] February last at Eythorne, Thomas Millenden of Sandwich and Elizabeth Broade of Wingham, heard what could be said on both sides and ordered that Thomas Myllenden was not to be charged as the reputed father of the bastard child which he was supposed to have begotten on the body of Elizabeth Broade, this order confirmed by this court.

Session at Canterbury, 24th July, 1604  Q/SR/4/m.14d  1604

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[? Badgers] Authorized.
1 John Cottye of C [illegible] by [? Michael Sondes] and Sir Richard Sandes.
2 John Marshall of Newington-next-Hythe by Thomas Scott and Henry Hayman, esqs.
3 Anthony Reader of Brabourne by Thomas Scott and Thomas Honywood, esqs.
4 John Heeler of Northbourne, yeoman, by William Monnings, esq.
5 Lawrence Adames of Buckland, yeoman, by Sir Nicholas Tufton and Sir Robert Edsole.
6 Richard Brett of Kennington, yeoman, by the same justices.
Drovers Authorized.
1 Eymer Saunders of Little Chart by Michael Sondes and Sir Richard Sandes.
2 Hugh Parry of the Isle of Thanet, by the same justices.
Attachment awarded by the court.
1 Against Alice Myllenden wife of Thomas Myllenden of Sandwich, yeoman.
Recognizances taken in court to prosecute the traverse of the indictment with essoins from day to day.
1 Richard Shreyffe [Sheriffe see indictment No. 5] of Borden, schoolmaster, in £20. Sureties, Thomas Shawe of Bobbing, clerk, and Thomas Gassett of Newington-next-Sittingbourne, clerk, in £5 each.
2 George Weekes of Sandwich, wagoner, in £10. Surety, John Cleveland of the same, wagoner, in £10.
3 John Cleveland of Sandwich, wagoner, in £10. Surety, George Weekes of the same, wagoner, in £10.
4 Thomas Grenesword of Westgate-without-the-walls-of-Canterbury, victualler, in £10.
Recognizances Discharged.
[No entries]
Recognizances until the next here.
[No entries]

Sessions Roll  QM/SR/5  1604-05

Session at Maidstone, 25th September, 1604  QM/SR/5/m.1  1604

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General Session of the Peace held at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas, the 25th September, 1604, before Thomas Fludd, John Leveson, Anthony Mayney, Edward Hales and Martin Barneham, knights, William Godfrey, Lawrence Washington, George Bynge, Bartholomew Mann, Sachary Scott, Henry Haule, Stephen Theobald and Edward Henden, esquires, and others. John Webb, gentleman, clerk of the peace.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, James Crowmer, knight,.......... returned........... defaulters fines assessed at 13s. 4d. Certain of the constables, that is Christopher Wollet, gent., Thomas Hodsell, William [illegible], Richard Benson, Robert Saxby, John Woodgate of Brenchley, John Pakyn, George Moore, John Jemmytt, John Webbe, Lawrence Hawer, John Brown, John Woodgate of Somerden, Andrew Combridge, Walter Hatcher, John Bredgar, John Warren, present:
1 William Double of Seal, husbandman, on 1st September, 1604, at Seal, entered a close of Geoffrey Clyver and cut corn and hay worth 5s.
William Double appears by his attorney, John Fludd,........ claims the indictment is insufficient in law, pleads not guilty and puts himself on the country; John Webbe, clerk of the peace, prosecutes; sheriff to issue writ of non omittas quin venire facias for a jury at next session at Canterbury, Epiphany 1604/5, and the parties to be bound by recognizance to appear.
2 A highway in Seal leading from Tonbridge to Seal, being market towns, is in a bad state due to a ditch overflowing with water, the ditch belonging to William Double of Seal who ought to scour out the ditch.
William Double appears by his attorney, John Fludd, denies the accusation, puts himself on the country; the clerk of the peace, John Webb, gent., prosecutes; sheriff to issue writ of non omittas quin venire facias for a jury to appear at next session at Canterbury, Epiphany 1604/5, and the parties to be bound by recognizance to appear.
[In margin] The said William appeared 9th April [1605] and his fine assessed at 3s. 4d.
3 Robert Robotham of Stone-in-Oxney, clerk, and Thomas Mason of the same, labourer, on 21st August, 1604, at Stone, in the night time, between the hours of 11 p. m. and 12 [a. m.] assaulted Richard Quidler.
They appear by their attorney, Richard Trattman, deny the accusation....[as above].
4 The highway in Harrietsham leading from East Farborne in Harrietsham to Bearsted, since the 1st August, 1604, has been obstructed by Mathew Course of Harrietsham, yeoman, with a gate and a ditch.

Session at Maidstone, 25th September, 1604  Q/SR/5/m.1d  1604


Related information: See also order No. 10

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5 Walter Stephenson of Newhythe, shipwright, on 23rd April, 1604, at Newhythe, assaulted Thomas Usher with an auger held in his hand.
Walter appears in court, acknowledges the indictment; his fine assessed at 2s. 6d. and committed to prison for fourteen days. Fine paid, delivered from prison and discharged.
6 Simon Hatton of Stone-in-Oxney, yeoman, on 17th August, 1603, assaulted Richard Quidler of Stone.
Simon appears in court, acknowledges the indictment, his fine assessed at 3s. 4d., paid in court to the sheriff and discharged.
7 Robert Furner of Sandwich, chandler and Gilbert Furner of Sandwich, sailor, on 28th September, 1601, at Ash, took away a black horse, worth 20s. belonging to Henry Burrowes of Sandwich, butcher.
8 John Longe of Upchurch, husbandman, since 1st June, 1604, has kept an unlicenced alehouse and sold bread and beer against the statute of 5 Edward VI.
9 Nicholas Sellynge of Egerton, carpenter, on 23rd August, 1604, at Willesborough, entered the close of Robert Haule and "did spread and spoyle" several "shokes of barley" worth 40s. belonging to Robert Haule.
Nicholas appears 9th April, 1605, and acknowledges the indictment, his fine assessed at 5s., paid to the sheriff and discharged.
10 Abraham Gorham of Capel, yeoman, John Beecher of Capel, husbandman, and Richard Beecher of Capel, husbandman, on 1st September, 1604, broke and entered into a close of Brian Cacott and took away timber.
Abraham appears 9th April, 1605, acknowledges the indictment, his fine is assessed at 12s., paid in court to the sheriff and he is discharged.
11 John Stace alias Sheder of Rolvenden, husbandman, on 30th July, 1604, at Sandhurst in the highway there made affray and assaulted Simon Kyete with a stick worth 12d.
John appears on 9th April, 1605, acknowledges the indictment, his fine assessed at 2s., paid in court to the sheriff and he is discharged.
12 Stephen Polhill and Robert Polhill, both of Detling, husbandmen, on 26th August, 1604, [ ] at Detling, broke and entered into a close of John Webb, gent., and took away peas, worth 3d., belonging to John Webb. Sheriff to issue a writ of venire facias.
13 Richard Redman of Boxley, blacksmith, on 30th July, 1604, at Detling, broke into and entered a close of William Webbe, gent., and assaulted Cicily Burrbage, wife of Edward Burbage [sic].
Richard appears at this court, acknowledges the indictment, his fine assessed at 2s., paid in court to the sheriff and he is discharged.
14 Richard Redman of Boxley, blacksmith, on 1st April, 1603, at Detling, broke and entered a close of Edward Burbage, with dogs and nets.
Richard appears at this court, acknowledges the indictment, his fine assessed at 10s., paid in court to the sheriff and he is discharged.
15 [Quotes part of Act of 5 Eliz. I c. 21 against entering parks and unlawfully taking fish, deer or hawks]
John Setham of Canterbury, Sampson Gyles of Halden, William Hamon of [?] Sheldwich, yeomen, on 22nd July, 1604, broke and entered the park of Sir [faded] Baker called Sissinghurst Park in Cranbrook.

Session at Maidstone, 25th September, 1604  Q/SR/5/m.2  1604

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16 [Quotes the same Act as above] Francis Hampton of Cranbrook, butcher, Thomas Heynes of Cranbrook, yeoman, Simon Beard of Cranbrook, shoemaker, and Arthur Barden of Cranbrook, clothier, on 2nd November, 1601, about the hour of twelve in the night, broke and entered the park of Thomas Baker, esquire [sic] called Sissinghurst Park at Cranbrook and killed and carried away two female does worth £6.
17 As Sir Thomas Cotton, Sir Thomas Fane and Thomas Wotton, esquire, and other justices, at a general session of the peace at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April] 1583, according to statute and with the consent of the parishioners of [blank] within the hundred of Stowting made a weekly assessment for the relief of the poor prisoners in Maidstone gaol of [blank] pence and Thomas Smith late one of the constables of the hundred of Stowting afterwards, that is, at or before the feast of [blank] 1604, ought to have paid to Thomas Hawke, gent., receiver of the aforesaid money, 19s. 6d. then owing for [blank] and has not done so.
18 The same against Henry Gransden, late constable of the hundred of Tollingtrough, for not paying £3 12s. to Sir William Wythens, then receiver of the aforesaid money for [blank] years.
19 The same against Edward Vydean and George Huntley late constables of the hundred of Washlingstone for not paying 3s. 3d. to the aforesaid receiver owing for the same time as above for [blank] to the same feast 1602.
20 The same against Walter Smalham and Richard Ambherst late constables of the hundred of Washlingstone for not paying 3s. 3d. to the aforesaid receiver owing for the same time as above for [blank] to the same feast 1602.
21 The same against Peter Parrys and George Orwell, gents., late constables of the hundred of Wrotham for non payment of 29s. to the aforesaid receiver for the same time to the same feast in the same year.
22 The same against Thomas Fisher and Edmund Clerke late constables of the town of Tonbridge for non payment of 13s. to the aforesaid receiver for the same time to the same feast in the same year.
23 The same against Stephen Norton and Richard Ellyon late constables of the hundred of Eythorne for non payment of £8 13s. 6d. to the aforesaid receiver for the same time to the same feast in the same year.
24 The same against George Boreman, Thomas Godden and William Bewley late constables of the hundred of Larkfield for non payment of £8 14s. 6d. to the aforesaid receiver for the same time to the same feast in the same year.
25 The same against Edward Chittenden late constable of the hundred of Aylesford and Rugmorhill for non payment of [blank] to Arthur Frauncys, gent. receiver, for one quarter of a year to the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
26 Thomas Askewe of Canterbury, butcher, Thomas Pynksman of the same, butcher, on 23rd August, 1604, at Graveney, took and carried away four young "northern runtts" worth 40s. and two young "steeres" worth 40s. belonging to Robert Taylor of Graveney.
Both brought into court by the sheriff, plead not guilty, put themselves on the county, the jury say they are not guilty, both delivered from prison.
27 Inquisition taken at Charing, 10th October, 1604, before Sir Anthony Bering and Sir Nicholas Gylbourne, two justices of the peace, by a jury, which presents that Alexander Wyles of Charing, husbandman, Nicholas Baldock of Charing, husbandman, Samuel Reading of Charing, miller, with other unknown wrongdoers and disturbers of the peace to the number of seven persons riotously assembled in warlike manner with weapons on 2nd October, 1604, at Charing, disturbed the peace and assaulted Katherine Knocke, wife of John Knocke, wounding her.
Alexander, Nicholas and Samuel appear in court on 9th January, 1604/5, acknowledge the indictments, fined 3s. 4d., paid in court to the sheriff and they are discharged.

Session at Maidstone, 25th September, 1604  Q/SR/5/m.2d  1604


Related information: See indictment No. 13

Contents:
Inquisition taken at Bearsted on 1st September, 1604, before Sir Thomas Fludd and Sir Martin Barnham, two justices of the peace, by a jury who present that Robert Fludd of Borden, gent. and William Marchant of Rainham, yeoman, with three other unknown persons, on 17th August, 1604, at Upchurch with weapons riotously assembled together, disturbed the peace and assaulted Alice Oliver, widow, wounding her.
Writ of capias issued.
Orders made by the justices at the Session.
1 If Thomas Usher will not of his own accord deliver the indenture of Stephenson, his apprentice, then the said Stephenson when he shall be at large should go to Sir Maximilian Dallyson for his discharge.
2 Philip Jones, a late soldier, landed at Sandwich, with Jane, his wife, shall have a pass to Bodmin in Cornwall where he last lived.
3 John Bullocke and Thomas Moone both of Ospringe, collar makers, shall be admitted to defend the information of William Glover, oath by them being made of their substances.
4 Robert Heyas of Cobham and Gregory Myller of Frindsbury to serve the offices of the two constables for the hundred of Shamwell for the next year.
5 As a pregnant woman, Sylvester Taylor, has been settled by order of Mr. Zachary Scott at Halden, but there is a doubt as to whether she ought not to be kept by the parish of Bethersden, the matter to be considered by the Assize Judges and if they decide that she belongs to Bethersden then Bethersden to re-imburse Halden.
6 After hearing the matter between Michael Anstedd, the younger and Edward Lawrence, his master, Michael to be discharged of his apprenticeship, his indenture shall be delivered to him by his master and £6 of the £10 premium repaid to him within one month. If default made Edward Lawrence to be bound over to the next Quarter Sessions at Maidstone.
7 Allowed a plea that Thomas Wood of Lenham being "non compos mentis" shall be discharged of a recognizance for good abiding and no certificate of the recognizance made.
8 A supersedeas for good behaviour out of the Crown Office for Owyn Jones of Deptford, alehousekeeper, shall be allowed and no certificate made for his non-appearance.
9 Robert Dadson of Thurnham, labourer, being poor and having been robbed of almost all the goods in his house to have 40s. from the County Stock for the west part of the county for the relief of himself, his wife and children.
10 The following were admitted by Richard Reddman to have been with him when Cecily the wife of Edmund Burbage of Detling was beaten in the night and her ribbs broken; William Mountford, John Weyman, Francis Richardson, Sampson Rampkyn, John Rampkyn, Richard Smyth of Maidstone and Robert Rampkyn.

Session at Maidstone, 25th September, 1604  Q/SR/5/m.3  1604

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11 An attachment to be awarded against Henry Potman, gent., for breaking the order to pay 8d. a week for the maintenance of his bastard child born to Dorothy Sharpe, Mr. John Spencer having deposed to the court that he had demanded the money from Henry; also ordered that the 10d. [sic] a week paid to the nurse of the child be paid by the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of Chart next Sutton which should be repaid to them by Henry Potman.
Victuallers Authorized.
1 Peter Wyching of Cowden, tailor, by recognizance certified by Robert, Lord Buckhurst, and George Rivers, esquire.
2 William Pococke of Sevenoaks, innholder, by recognizance by Ralph Bossevile and Stephen Theobald esquires.
3 William Riche of Sevenoaks, victualler, by recognizance by the same.
4 Roger Bersdworth of Sevenoaks, victualler, by recognizance by the same.
5 Thomas Romney of Shoreham, blacksmith, by recognizance by the same.
6 Wyon Hutchingson of Sevenoaks, victualler, by recognizance by the same.
7 Richard Marteboys of Sevenoaks, victualler, by recognizance by the same.
8 Henry Smith of Chevening, victualler, by recognizance by the same Ralph and Robert Cramner, esquire.
9 Samuel Terrey of Sevenoaks, tailor, by recognizance by the same.
10 Thomas Bathe of Chevening, victualler, by recognizance by the same.
11 Nicholas Johnson of Leigh-next-Tonbridge, tailor, by recognizance by Robert, Lord Sidney and William Sedley, esquire.
Badgers Authorized.
1 John Wood of Milton alias Myddleton, tailor, by Sir John Scott, Sir Thomas Fludd and Sir Maximillian Dalyson.
2 Thomas Wood of Milton alias Myddleton, by the same.
Recognizances Discharged.
1 William Clacher of Tonbridge, husbandman, in £10, to answer.
2 Jasper Sooles of Sevenoaks, sadler, in £20,for good behaviour. Sureties, Thomas Sooles of Faversham, yeoman, and John Smyth of Sevenoaks, sadler, in £10 each.
3 John Dann of Eastling, labourer, in £10, to answer. Sureties, Richard Yate of the same, gent. and Benjamin Greene of Selling, husbandman, in £5 each.
4 William Wills of Snodland, husbandman, in £10, for good behaviour. Sureties, Thomas Coveney of Snodland, yeoman, and William Usher of the same, yeoman, in £5 each.
5 Hugh Wyborne of Farningham, husbandman, in £20 to keep the peace at the suit of Elias Comer, blacksmith. Surety, John Best of the same, yeoman, in £10.
6 Stephen Usmer of Biddenden, carrier, in £20, to keep the peace towards Robert Baldocke and Walter Ashenden. Surety, Robert Clyffe of Biddenden, cordmaker.
7 Robert Goode of Sevenoaks, shoemaker, in £10, to do and receive and for good behaviour. Sureties, Richard Sterndale of Sevenoaks, shoemaker, in £10, [sic], and Thomas Pyndon of the same, tailor, in £5.
8 William Shobridge of Cowden, gunfounder, in £12, to keep the peace towards Simon Holmden. Sureties, Tyler of the same, ironfounder, and George Woodgate of Hever, yeoman, in £6 each.
9 Thomas King of East Peckham, weaver, in £20, to prosecute Richard Stamford. Sureties, William Brooke of East Peckham, tanner, and Thomas Baker of the same, husbandman, in £10 each.
10 John Mabbe of Sevenoaks, shoemaker, in £10, to answer. Sureties, Richard Sterndale and Thomas Masters of the same, shoemaker, in £5 each.
11 Simon Holmden of Cowden, shoemaker, in £10, to do and receive. Sureties, Richard Sterndale and Thomas Masters of Sevenoaks, shoemaker, in £5 each.
12 William Lyngham of Cranbrook, yeoman, in £20, to keep the peace towards Francis Denwood. Sureties, John Watts of Woodchurch, yeoman and Robert Spicer of Rolvenden, yeoman, in £10 each.
13 George Visante of Barming, labourer, in £20, for good behaviour. Sureties, John Goldinge of West Barming, yeoman, and Isaac Beckett of the same, yeoman, in £10.
14 Robert Frenche of Seal, junior, yeoman, in £20, for good behaviour. Sureties, Robert Frenche of the same, senior, and William Double of the same, yeoman, in £10 each.
15 Michael Ansted of Lullingstone, bachelor, in £20. Surety, Michael Ansted, senior, of the same, clerk, in £10.
16 Alexander Weller of Cranbrook, weaver, in £10, to keep the peace towards Thomas Standen. Sureties, Thomas Kempe and Thomas Jervons of the same, weavers, in £5 each.
17 Thomas Stainton of Hawkhurst, smith, in £10, to keep the peace towards Alexander Weller. Surety, Thomas Weabenden of the same, tailor, in £5.
18 Thomas Usher of Newhythe, carpenter, in £10, to answer. Surety, Robert Shibporne of the same, in £5.
19 Thomas Bonde of Chettham, butcher, in £10, to keep the peace towards Roger Benson. Surety, William Stanford of Gillingham in £5.
20 Tobias Godfrey of Hoo, yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace towards William Younge. Surety, James Baker of the same and Thomas Olyver of the same in £5 each.
21 George Parker of Cobham, yeoman, in £10, to answer. Surety, Thomas Fraunce of the city of Rochester, gentleman, in £5.
22 Richard Pydden of Halden, tinker, in £20, for good behaviour. Surety, George Thowsend of Marden, husbandman, in £10.
23 John Emerson of Ightham, linen weaver, in £10, to keep the peace towards Sara Haffenden. Surety, John Greenestedd of Yalding, broadweaver, and John Edmonds of Hadlow, kerseyweaver.
Recognizances Defaulted.
1 Richard Clyffe of Biddenden, cordmaker, in £20, to keep the peace towards Robert Baldocke and Walter Ashenden. Surety, Stephen Usmer of Biddenden, carrier, in £10.
2 Francis Hampton of Cranbrook, butcher, in £20, to answer.
3 Joseph Downe of Halden, husbandman, in £10, to keep the peace towards Joan Downe, his wife. Sureties, John Turle and Richard Downe of the same, yeomen, in £5.
4 Richard Bird of Bromley, yeoman, in £10, for good behaviour.
Recognizances until the next Session here.
1 Simon Beard of Cranbrook, shoemaker, in £20, to answer. Sureties, John Fowle of Maidstone, junior, fuller, and Thomas Brooke of the same, mercer, in £10 each.
2 Anthony Jerrett of Horsmonden, founder, in £10, to do and receive. Sureties, Richard Marriner of Horsmonden, yeoman, and William Hodge of the same, weaver, in £5 each.
3 William Double of Seal, yeoman, in £20, for good behaviour. Sureties, John Martin of Leigh, gentleman, and Robert Frenche of Seal, senior, yeoman, in £10 each.
Recognizances until the next Assizes.
1 Robert Foxgrove of Shorne, labourer, in £10, to answer. Surety, William Russe of Shorne, yeoman, in £5.
2 Henry Raye of Shorne, husbandman, in £10, to answer. Surety, George New of Shorne, husbandman, in £5.
Recognizances Removed.
Owen Jones of Deptford, alehousekeeper, in £40, for good behaviour. Sureties, Timothy Alderton of St. Overyes in Southwark and Thomas Willard of Maidstone, shoemaker, in £20 each.
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Session at Canterbury, 23rd July, 1605  Q/SR/5/m.4  1605

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General Session of the Peace held at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before the feast of St. James the Apostle, that is 23rd July, 1605, before Peter Manwood, Moyle Fynche, Thomas Wilford, Michael Sondes, Thomas Weller, Nicholas Tufton and John Boys, knights, and others and John Webb, gent., clerk of the peace.
Precept of venire facias to the sheriff, Thomas Baker, knight,.............. returned............... defaulters fines assessed at 13s. 4d. Certain of the constables, that is Robert Cowden, Stephen Walton, Abraham Shillinge, Thomas Porredge, John Smithe, Thomas Tunbridge, John Pope, Henry Wayte, Leonard Fletcher, Richard Syms, William Foord, Lucas Philpott, Stephen Crouchman, Thomas Redsall, Andrew Knowlden, George Sellinge and Edward Chapman. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace.
1 Since John Cole of St. Dunstan's, clerk, on 2nd April [45 Eliz. [?] error for 44 Eliz., i. e. 1602] at Westgate, lent to a certain David Marshall of Westgate, butcher, and Gibbs Marshall of Westgate, tanner, £30 in money of his John Cole's money, with the intention that the same David and Gibbs should repay John Cole £33 on 4th April, 1603, yet John Cole requested interest of £3 15s. so exceeding the rate of 10% for one year.
Writ of venire facias issued for John Cole to appear at the next general session at Maidstone at Michaelmas.
[In margin] Allegations made insufficient and year 45 Elizabeth was not.
2 From 20th January to the 20th May, 1605, for the space of four months, John Cole of St. Dunstan's, clerk, allowed "his vicaridge house" in St. Dunstans to be converted into various cottages inhabited by William Slue of St. Dunstan's, labourer, Thomas Knapp of the same, tailor, Ralph Masters of the same, labourer, without each cottage having four acres of land.
Writ of venire facias issued as above.
3 A public bridge situated on a highway across "a watercourse" running between the parishes of Graveney and Hernhill called Brookbridge is and for two years now, that is, from the 10th April, 1603, to the day of this indictment has been in a bad state of repair and ought to be repaired by the parishes of Graveney and Hernhill.
4 Since Sir George Browne and his ancestors have had from time immemorial a public ferry over the river Stour at Grove Ferry in the parish of Wickham [breaux] and kept a ferry boat to carry people and animals across the river for the public good and the ease of travellers, yet a certain John Mount of Stourmouth, labourer, impeeded the ferry and on 22nd July, 1605, and on several occasions before at Stourmouth, kept a boat to carry people across the river Stour to the great injury of the said George Brown.
[In margin] Appears Epiphany 1605/6, acknowledge indictment, fine assessed by the court at 2s., paid to the sheriff.
5 William Sayer of Holy Cross, Westgate, near the city of Canterbury, fellmonger, on 22nd July, 1605, assaulted John Cole, clerk.
[In margin] William appears 7th January, 1605/6, acknowledges indictment, fine assessed at 20d., paid to the sheriff.

Session at Canterbury, 23rd July, 1605  Q/SR/5/m.4d  1605


Related information: See also Inquisition m. 6d.

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6 Robert Joy of Staple, labourer, on 9th June, 1605, at Staple, in the night, about the hour of two, broke and entered into the barn of Thomas Baxe of Staple, yeoman and took away corn to the value of lOd. belonging to the said Thomas.
Appears at Epiphany Session 1605/6 and acknowledges indictment.
7 Anthony Aucher of Bishopsbourne, esquire, from 26th March, 1605, to the date of this indictment, obstructed a highway for a length of 300 rods in Bishopsbourne, leading towards Bridge at a place called Barham Downe, with a locked gate and a hedge.
8 Anthony Aucher of Bishopsbourne, esquire, and John Browne of Bishopsbourne, yeoman, since the 25th July, 1605, to the date of this indictment, enclosed part of the highway called Bishopsbourne Street containing 9 rods in length by 3 rods in width and leading from Bishopsbourne to Kingston, with "pales, postes and rayles".
9 Richard Snode of Oare, senior, labourer, on 26th May, 1605, at Oare, took away Richard Snode of Oare, junior, his son, being apprentice to a certain John Pett of Oare, blacksmith, by an indenture between John Pett and Richard Snode, junior, from the service of John Pett, his master.
10 Edward Marrock, of Hothfield, Richard Sole of Great Chart, Richard Bull of Hothfield, John Snode of Hothfield, Daniel Crouche of Hothfield, all clothiers, between the 1st October and 26th December, 1604, on various occasions, armed with weapons, broke into and entered a close of William Dutton in Great Chart and took fifty "wild connyes" and twenty tamed "connyes" worth £5 belonging to William Dutton.
All present here in court, acknowledge the indictment, their fines assessed at £3 each but not paid in court, therefore a writ of capias issued.
11 Richard Taylor of Milton, yeoman, on the 23rd April, 1605, at Milton, in the highway at a certain place called Bramblefield, assaulted Armigillus Nynn of Borden, yeoman, and wounded him with a narrow point worth 5s.
Richard comes into court 29th April, 1606, and pleads not guilty.
12 Armigillus Nynn of Borden, yeoman, on the 10th July, 1605, at Iwade, assaulted Richard Tayler of Iwade, yeoman, with a "bearynge bill" worth 6d.
Armigillus appears on 7th January, 1605/6, at Canterbury Castle.

Session at Canterbury, 23rd July, 1605  Q/SR/5/m.5  1605

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13 Robert Russell of Holy Cross, husbandman, on 1st February, 1604/5, and on various occasions since kept without licence of any justices of the peace, "a comon tiplinge howse" and sold "beare and ale".
14 William Church of St. Dunstans, labourer, for the same time, at St. Dunstans, for the same offence.
15 Thomas Greenesword of the same parish, husbandman, for the same time, at the same parish, for the same offence.
16 Henry White of the same parish, husbandman, for the same time, in the parish, for the same offence.
17 John Devynson of Westgate, baker, for the same time, at Westgate, for the same offence.
18 Christopher Pickett of the same parish, husbandman, for the same time, at Westgate, for the same offence.
19 Thomas Beane of the same parish, husbandman, for the same time, at Westgate, for the same offence.
20 Robert Baker of the same parish, husbandman, for the same time, at Westgate, for the same offence.
21 Richard Harrys of Staplegate, husbandman, for the same time, at Staplegate, for the same offence.
22 Samuel Parker of Wincheap, husbandman, for the same time, at Wincheap, for the same offence. Discharged.
23 John Clay of Harbledowne, husbandman, for the same time, at Harbledown, for the same offence.
Clay appears 10th January, 1605/6, acknowledges the indictment and committed.
24 George Holdstocke of the same parish, husbandman, for the same time, at Harbledown, for the same offence.
25 John Tompson of Harbledown, husbandman, for the same time, at Harbledown, for the same offence.
26 Margerie Smith of Harbledown, widow, for the same time, at Harbledown, for the same offence.
27 Edward Jones of Harbledown, husbandman, for the same time, at Harbledown, for the same offence.
Jones appears 7th January, 1605/6, acknowledges the indictment and committed.
28 Thomas Littlewood of Whitstable, husbandman, for the same time, at Whitstable, for the same offence.
29 Andrew Smelt of Whitstable, husbandman, for the same time, at Whitstable, for the same offence.
30 Stephen Cheston of Stelling, husbandman, for the same time, at Stelling, for the same offence.
31 Henry Fremly of Upper Hardres, husbandman, for the same time, at Upper Hardres, for the same offence.
32 As Sir Thomas Cotton, Sir Thomas Fane and Thomas Wotton, esquire, and other justices, at a general session of the peace at Maidstone on Tuesday after the close of Easter [9th April], 1583, according to statute and with the consent of the parishioners of [blank] within the hundred of Philborough made a weekly assessment for the relief of the poor prisoners in Maidstone gaol of [blank] pence and Robert Lewes of [blank], yeoman, one of the constables for the hundred of Philborough, afterwards, that is, at or before the feast of Michaelmas, 1604, ought to have paid to [blank] receiver of the aforesaid money, 2s. 8"d., owing and has not done so.
33 The same against Thomas Smythe, constable of the hundred of Stowting, for non payment of 3s. 3d. for the relief of poor prisoners at Michaelmas, 1604.
34 John Harroll of Herne, husbandman, and Margaret, his wife, and George Fokes of Herne, husbandman, on the 20th October, 1604, at Herne, with weapons, assaulted William Hollett of Herne, husbandman, and wounded him and took 10s. in money from his person.
Upon which here in court the aforesaid John Harroll and Margaret his wife, and George Fokes appear, plead not guilty and put themselves on the county. John Webbe, gentleman, clerk of the peace, for the Crown follows.
William at the time of the assault was in the dwelling house of the said John, assaulted the said Margaret who defended herself and cried for help, whereupon John and George being in the house immediately came, found William assaulting Margaret and gave assistance and the assault William suffered was in defence of Margaret. They ask that the charges be dismissed. John Webbe says as far as the plea in exoneration of John, Margaret and George is concerned that they ought not to be acquitted since they took 10s. in money from William.
The jury find John, Margaret and George guilty. John and Margaret together fined 20s. and George fined 20s. Writ of capias issued for John and George.

Session at Canterbury, 23rd July, 1605  Q/SR/5/m.5d  1605

Contents:
35 William Hollett of Herne, yeoman, on the 10th October, 1604, in the dwelling house of John Harroll of Herne, at Herne, broke and entered into the house, assaulted Margaret, the wife of John Harroll and attempted to rape her.
William Hollett appears in court, pleads not guilty, the jury say he is not guilty.
36 From the 1st July, 1604, until the 1st August, 1604, for the space of one month, Thomas Millenden of St. Mary, Sandwich, sawyer, allowed his dwelling house in Wingham to be converted into various cottages inhabited by John Greeneland and his wife of Wingham, labourer, John Spillinge of Wingham, labourer, and his wife, without each cottage having four acres of land and the offence was continued until the 20th August, 1604.
Writ of venire facias issued.
37 The said Thomas Millenden for a similar offence, converting another dwelling house in Wingham into two cottages inhabited by Bartholomew Ratcliff and his wife and Thomas Wood and his wife, for the space of six months from the 1st January, 1604/5, until the date of this indictment.
As above.
38 A highway leading from St. James to Stonestreet in Thannington and St. Mary's has been for two years past, from 10th April, 1603, to the date of this indictment, in a bad state of repair for thirty virgates in length and ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Thannington and St. Mary's.
39 A highway leading between Metfield and Wingham Down in Wingham is and has been for the last year from 10th April, 1604, until the date of this indictment, in a bad state of repair and ought to be repaired by William Solly of Wingham, husbandman, being in his tenure.

Session at Canterbury, 23rd July, 1605  Q/SR/5/m.6  1605

Contents:
1 Jury chosen and sworn for the King and the Hundred of St. Martins, that is George Stookes, William Elvye, Samuel Bayley, William Foord, Stephen Woodland, Richard Jenkyn, John Mounte, Robert Knight, Daniel Rasell, John Essex, Nicholas Mason, Robert Myller, present that Agnes Powell of Aldington, widow, on the 1st February, 1604/5, and on various occasions since has without licence from justices of the peace kept "a common tiplinge howse" and sold "beere and ale".
2 Nicholas Hurton of Stone-in-Oxney, husbandman, for the same time, at Stone, for the same offence.
3 George Hubbert of Stone-in-Oxney, husbandman, for the same time, at Stone, for the same offence.
4 [Blank] Stowbridge of Stone-in-Oxney, widow, for the same time, at Stone, for the same offence.
5 As Sir Thomas Wilsford, Robert Edolphe, esquire, Thomas Scott, esquire, William Monnins, esquire, and other justices on 7th January, 1593/4, fixed the rate for the sale of beer at 6s. 8d. a barrell, Robert Whatlowe of Reading, brewer, has sold seven barrells of beer to various inhabitants of Reading and St. Martins in various places between the 7th January, 1593/4, and the date of the enquiry, that is 20th April, 1605, on various occasions, for a price of 8s. a barrell so exceeding the statutory rate by 16d.
6 Thomas Ingham of Great Chart, brewer, has sold fifty barrells of beer to various inhabitants of the parish of Great Chart in various places between the 7th January, 1593/4 and the date of this enquiry, that is 20th April, 1605, on various occasions, for the price of 8s. a barrell.

Session at Canterbury, 23rd July, 1605  Q/SR/5/m.6d  1605


Related information: See also No. 10

Contents:
Inquisition taken at Hothfield on the 12th April, 1605, on the oaths of Francis Godfrey, John Bett, William Browne, John Rasell, Jonas Rasell, Henry Tilbye, Peter Baker, Thomas Jarvis, Thomas Philpott, George Payne, Thomas Olyver, Abraham Best, Thomas Wexceter and George Baldocke before Sir [? John] Tufton, Sir Anthony Dering and Sir Nicholas Gilbourne, three justices of the peace, present that Edward Maddox, Richard Bull, John Snode, Daniel Crowche and Richard Sole to the number of five persons on 18th September, 1604, between the hours of ten and twelve in the night, illegally assembled together armed with weapons and riotously broke into and entered the close and park of Sir William Wythem at Great Chart and hunted with "conny dogges and hayes".
Orders made by the Justices at Quarter Sessions.
1 Whereas the parish of Faulkenesherst by order of Quarter Sessions on [blank] was joined to the poor parish of Bonnington for the better relief of the poor there and have paid yearly to Bonnington about five nobles and have this day petitioned to be discharged from the payment, ordered that the said petition to be considered by Sir Norton Knatchbull and Thomas Scott, esquire, two of the justices of the peace nearest to the parishes concerned, and in the meantime the inhabitants of Faulkenesherst to pay the noble assessed. And whereas the inhabitants of Bonnington complain to the court that despite the help from Faulkenesherst their poor rate of 2d. the acre on marshland and 1d. the acre on upland is insufficient, it is ordered that with the consent of the two justices of the peace next to the parish the churchwardens and overseers of Bonnington may increase the poor rate assessment notwithstanding the general restraint of this court in this matter.
2 Ordered that by the consent of John Warham, gent., and William Parker, churchwardens of Wingham, they, together with the overseers of the poor, there shall provide Margaret Phillippes with a house to dwell in before Sunday next or else forfeit £5.
3 If John Hardynge shall find sureties to pay 12d. per week for keeping a bastard child born to Margaret Phillippes, of which he is charged as the reputed father, to such persons in Wingham as the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of Wingham shall appoint, then he shall be discharged of his imprisonment.
4 Whereas William Busshe of Harbledown, singleman, is out of service, if he does not find a master within one month and to serve him in covenant for a year at least, he is to be sent to the House of Correction.
5 John Harrys, unless he serve his master, Thomas Page, again from whom he lately ran away, to be sent to the House of Correction until he is willing to serve his said master.
6 Thomas Drayson, Thomas Beane and Robert Barker being committed to the gaol for victualling without licence, to remain in gaol for three days, put in sureties not to victual any more and to pay 20s. each for their fines.
7 Attachment awarded against Alexander Cooke, borsholder of Godmersham to answer his contempt in not apprehending Robert Wells and allowing him to escape, having Sir Thomas Kempe's warrant to bring him before him.
8 John Hyder being licensed victualler shall be immediately supressed and also Widow Quoyfe being unlicenced and victualling or in default of this both of them to be committed.
9 Concerning the relief of Richard Smithe, since he lost his arm at Rye in Sussex and was born in Canterbury in the county of the city he cannot be relieved by this county [Kent].
10 No one in future to keep victualling in Westbere and Ellen Hovenden, a victualler there, shalbe presently put down from victualling but if anyone were to be allowed again there she would be a fit person.

Session at Canterbury, 23rd July, 1605  Q/SR/5/m.7  1605

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Victuallers Authorized.
1 Abraham Furse of Ashford,
2 Elizabeth Meere of Chilham,
3 George Baley of Chilham,
4 Hugh Southeres of Chilham,
5 Ralphe Yeomanson of Challocke,
by recognizances certified by Thomas Kempe and Sir Norton Knatchbull.
Victuallers Disallowed and put down.
1 Thomas Beane of Westgate committed and disallowed by the court.
2 Robert Barker of Westgate committed and disallowed by the court.
3 Thomas Drayson of Stalisfield committed and disallowed by the court.
4 Robert Davys of Barham by recognizance certified by Sir Thomas Wilsford.
5 John Hyder disallowed by the court.
6 Widow Quoyse disallowed by the court.
7 Ellen Hovenden of Westbere disallowed by the court.
8 Bartholomew Elvyn disallowed by the court and committed.
9 Nephia Greene, widow, of St. Lawrence in the Isle of Thanet by John Blechenden, esquire.
Licenced to shoote at hawksmeat.
1 Gervais Maplisden of Maidstone, gentleman.
2 George Curtys of Tenterden, gentleman.
3 Robert Curtys of Tenterden, gentleman.
4 John Heath alias Shorey of Maidstone, yeoman.
Badgers Authorized.
1 John Gryvell of Maidstone, yeoman.
2 Thomas Playne of Milton-next-Sittingbourne, yeoman.
Drovers Authorized.
1 John Thomas of Bredhurst, yeoman.
2 Thomas Turner of Maidstone, yeoman.
Treasurers Chosen.
1 Adam Knocke of Westgate, chosen and nominated collector in place of Thomas Godfrey for the Hospitals to render account next Easter.
2 Thomas Hawkes of St. Pauls, chosen and nominated Treasurer for the Maimed Soldiers in place of John Fidge.
Recognizances Discharged.
1 Denise, wife of Ludovic Iley, labourer, in £10, for good behaviour. Surety, Daniel Rasell of Ruckinge, yeoman, in £10.
2 Richard Robins of Eastry, yeoman, in £20, to keep the peace towards Thomas Grove. Surety, William Frend of the same, yeoman, in £10.
3 Richard Hills of Stalisfield, yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace towards Anne Wrayte, spinster. Sureties, Thomas Stooke of Orlestone, yeoman, and Daniel Rassell of Ruckinge, in £5 each.
4 Daniel Razell [sic] of Ruckinge, yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace towards Anne Wayte [sic]. Sureties, Thomas Stooke of Orlestone, yeoman, and Richard Hills of Stalisfield, yeoman, in £5 each.
5 Michael Impett of Wickhambreux, labourer, in £20, for good behaviour. Surety, Thomas Impet of Wingham, labourer, in £10.
6 William Cottenden of Ruckinge, labourer, in £20, for good behaviour. Surety, Thomas Stocke of Warehorne, yeoman.
7 George Wheeler of Holy Cross, tanner, in £20, to keep the peace towards William Blacksland. Sureties, Israel Jerman of the same, tanner, and Richard Fudge of the same, tanner, in £10 each.
8 Nicholas Trevell of Ickham, tailor, in £10, to answer and for good behaviour. Surety, Thomas Goderidge of the same, tailor, in £5.
9 George Overy of Littlebourne, labourer, in £10, for good behaviour and to reply. Surety, Richard Symer of the same, yeoman, in £5.
10 Thomas Morris of Wingham, shoemaker, in £10, for good behaviour as above. Sureties, Thomas Bede of the same, smith, and Richard Dene of the same, shoemaker, in £5 each.
11 Edward Yonge of Willesborough, yeoman, in £10, to answer. Sureties, John Orland of Wye, yeoman, and Richard Spratt of Willesborough, weaver, in £5 each.
12 Robert Were of Linsted, shoemaker, in £10, to keep the peace towards Peter Barber of the same, yeoman. Sureties, Stephen Walton and Ralph Long of the same, yeoman, in £5 each.
13 Thomas Smith of Wickhambreux, yeoman, in £40, to do and receive. Sureties, John Smith of the same, clerk, in £20.
14 John Terrey of Westgate, labourer, in £5, to do and receive.
15 Mark Elgar of Sutton, labourer, in £10 to keep the peace towards George Verryer.
16 Margaret Elgar of the same, spinster, in £5 to keep the peace towards George Verryer.
17 Marjerie Elgar of the same, spinster, in £5 to keep the peace towards George Verryer.
Sureties. John Fooche of the same, gentleman, and John Gates of Ripple, yeoman, in £5 each.
18 William Haryson of Tonge, yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace towards George Leake of the same, labourer. Sureties, Richard Backe of Milton, shoemaker, and Thomas Stoute of Bapchild, yeoman, in £5 each.
19 Thomas Hunt of the city of Canterbury, barber, in £20, for good behaviour. Sureties, Edward Roberts of the same, innkeeper, and Robert Turner of the same, tailor, in £10 each.
20 Thomas Norman of Little Chart, yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace towards Elizabeth Whitlocke. Sureties, James Hannon of Pluckley, yeoman, and Jonas Hart of the same, yeoman, in £5 each.
21 William Kennardie of Chilham, yeoman, in £10, to answer. Sureties, Thomas Luckett and William Cage of the same, yeomen, in £5 each.
22 Alexander Harris of Molash, yeoman, in £20, for good behaviour. Sureties, James Vidgean and William Vidgean of the same, yeomen, in £10 each.
23 John Coxe of Ashford, shoemaker, in £20, for good behaviour. Sureties, William Goodale of the same, shoemaker, and Thomas Horsey of the same, cutler, in £10 each.
24 Thomas Norris of Ewell, yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace towards John Hodgeson. Surety, Henry Stooke of the same, in £5.
25 Alexander Panney of Swingfield, yeoman, in £20, to keep the peace towards George Stooke. Surety, William Allen of the same, in £10.
26 Robert Rend of Hernehill, husbandman, in £10, for good behaviour. Surety, Thomas Vey of [?] field, gentleman, in £10.
27 Richard Boyman of Hothfield, in £40, to answer. Sureties, Abraham Boyman of the same and Laurence Boyman of Warehorne, yeomen, in £20 each.

Session at Canterbury, 23rd July, 1605  Q/SR/5/m.7d  1605

Contents:
Recognizances to Appear at the next Court here.
1 Stephen Drayson of Hothfield, yeoman, for good behaviour.
2 William Hallet of Herne, yeoman, in £20, to answer. Sureties, Roger Maylyn of Herne, yeoman, and Thomas Maylyn of the same, in £10 each.
3 William Haryson of Tong, yeoman, in £10, to keep the peace towards George Leake. Sureties Cosyn of Borden, husbandman and Thomas Stoute of Bapchild, yeoman, in £5 each.
4 Robert Russell of Holly Cross, Westgate, victualler, and Elizabeth, his wife, in £20, to keep the peace towards John Devynson. Sureties, Thomas Hayman and Peter Ford of the city of Canterbury, bakers, in £10 each.
5 James Verryer of Sutton, yeoman, in £20, to keep the peace towards Mary Elger. Surety, Peter Verrier of the same, yeoman, in £10.
6 William Blackboy, in £20, to answer. Surety, Robert Coosyn, in £10.
7 Robert Coosen [sic] in £20, to answer. Surety, William Blackboy.
8 John Harroll of Herne, yeoman, and Margaret, his wife, in £20 each, for good behaviour. Sureties, Robert Seth of the same, husbandman, and John Ryder of the same, yeoman, in £10 each.
9 George Foodes of Herne, husbandman, in £20, for good behaviour. Sureties, Edward Bound of St. Nicholas, yeoman, and John Ryder of Chislett, yeoman, in £10 each.
10 Richard Stephenson of Petham, weaver, in £20, for good behaviour. Sureties, Thomas Branker of the city of Canterbury, linen draper, in £10.
11 Richard Bull of Hothfield, clothier, in £20, for good behaviour. Surety, Richard Sole of the same, clothier, in £10.
12 Samuel Crouche of Hothfield, clothier, in £20, for good behaviour. Surety, Edward Maddox of the same, clothier, in £10.
13 Edward Maddox of Hothfield, clothier, in £20, for good behaviour. Surety, Daniel Crouche of the same, clothier, in £10.
14 Richard Sole of Hothfield, clothier, in £20, for good behaviour. Surety, Richard Cull of Hothfield, clothier, in £10.
15 John Snode of Hothfield, clothier, in £20, for good behaviour. Surety, Daniel Crouche of the same, clothier.
Recognizances to traverse the Indictment.
1 Richard Snode of Oare, yeoman, in £10. Sureties, George Skelton of the same, yeoman, and Stephen Jeakyns of Ospringe, yeoman, in £5 each.
Recognizance to keep tippling no more.
1 Robert Davys of Barham, husbandman, in £5. Sureties, Lawrence Applegate and Henry Bellamy of the same, yeomen, in 40s. each, by recognizance of Sir Thomas Willford.
Recognizance to keep tippling.
1 Abraham Furse of Ashford, victualler, in £10. Surety, Isaac Furse of the same, mercer, in £5.
2 Elizabeth Mare of Chilham, widow, in £10. Surety, John Gratnell and William Anyars of the same, yeomen, in £5 each.
3 Gregory Bayley of Chilham, victualler, in £20. Surety, Henry Goodwyn of the same, yeoman, in £10.
4 Hugh Southeryar of Chilham, victualler, in £10. Sureties, George Pound and Lawrence Hilles of the same, yeomen, in £10 each.
5 Ralphe Yeomanson of Challock, yeoman, in £10. Surety, Thomas Fogges of the same, gentleman, in £10.
Recognizances Defaulted.
1 Richard Kennard of Hackington, tailor, in £10, to do and receive. Surety, Barnard Pisinge of the same, yeoman, in £5.
2 Robert Joye of Staple, labourer, in £10, to answer. Sureties, Thomas Steveday and "Noe" [? Noah] Wood of the same, yeomen, in £5 each.
[3] John Page of Charing, husbandman, in £10, to answer.
Recognizances for shooting with guns at hawkesmeat.
John Heath alias Shorey of Maidstone, yeoman, in £20. Surety, George Curtys of Tenterden, gent., in £10.
Jervais Maplesden of Maidstone, gent., in £20. Surety, George Curtys of Tenterden, gent., in £10.
George Curtis of Tenterden, gentleman, in £20. Surety, Jervais Maplesden of Maidstone, gent., in £10.
Robert Curtys of Tenterden, gent., in £20. Surety, George Curtys of Tenterden, gent.
Fines Assessed.
John Coxe, senior; Anne, his wife; John Coxe, junior; Benedict Coxe, senior; Thomas Axe
All at Ashford for riot at Ashford taken before Sir Anthony Deringe and Sir Norton Knatchbull. Their fines, John Coxe, senior, and his wife 20s. and the others at 20s. each. Not paid. Therefore writ of capias.
Fines imposed and assessed in Court.
1 Richard Taylor 2s. each and paid to the sheriff in court for trespass on presentment at Cranbrook made by John Webbe alone.
2 Jervais Taylor 2s. each and paid to the sheriff in court for trespass on presentment at Cranbrook made by John Webbe alone.
3 Thomas Greenebancke 2s. each and paid to the sheriff in court for trespass on presentment at Cranbrook made by John Webbe alone.
4 Augustus Jancocke of Petham, for rescue and assault by two indictments, 12d. for one and 2s. for the other. Paid to the sheriff.
5 Richard Hills of Stalisfield 2s. each for assault on Marjorie Wraight. Paid to the sheriff.
6 Daniel Rassell of Ruckinge 2s. each for assault on Marjorie Wraight. Paid to the sheriff.
7 Daniel Crouche All of the parish of Hothfield, clothier, their fines assessed at £3 each for hunting on various occasions in the warren of William Dutton of Great Chart and killing connies but fines not paid. Therefore process made.
8 Edward Maddox All of the parish of Hothfield, clothier, their fines assessed at £3 each for hunting on various occasions in the warren of William Dutton of Great Chart and killing connies but fines not paid. Therefore process made.
9 Richard Sole All of the parish of Hothfield, clothier, their fines assessed at £3 each for hunting on various occasions in the warren of William Dutton of Great Chart and killing connies but fines not paid. Therefore process made.
10 John Snode All of the parish of Hothfield, clothier, their fines assessed at £3 each for hunting on various occasions in the warren of William Dutton of Great Chart and killing connies but fines not paid. Therefore process made.
11 Richard Cull All of the parish of Hothfield, clothier, their fines assessed at £3 each for hunting on various occasions in the warren of William Dutton of Great Chart and killing connies but fines not paid. Therefore process made.

RECOGNIZANCE ROLLS  Q/SRc  [n.d.]

Contents:
The recognizance rolls should be used in conjunction with the complimentary series of indictment rolls [Q/SI]. Two series of files were made up for each sessions, one for recognizances, the other for the bulk of the indictments, but certain indictments were placed on the recognizance rolls up to 1681. These are the indictments for those offenders in custody. Some indictments which the Grand Jury did not endorse were also placed from time to time on the recognizance rolls. Where indictments are included in the recognizance rolls, jury lists and precepts to summon jurors and others are also usually found. A few presentments, petitions and other documents are also found. Thus up to 1681 the recognizance rolls, rather than the indictment rolls, appear to have been the primary series of sessions roll. During the first decade of the eighteenth century the indictment rolls appear to have become the main series and extraneous matter disappears from the recognizance rolls. From Easter Sessions 1730 for East Kent and Easter Sessions 1733 for West Kent the recognizance rolls were absorbed into the indictment rolls.

East Kent  Q/SRc/E  [n.d.]

Contents:
Some jury lists and precepts are found in the rolls, particularly in those which include indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/1  Midsummer 1650

Contents:
In two parts

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1650/1 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/3  Midsummer 1651

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/4  Epiphany 1651

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/5  Midsummer 1652

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/6  Epiphany 1652/3

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/7  Midsummer 1653

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1653/4 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/9  Midsummer 1654

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/10  Epiphany 1654/5

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/11  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1655 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/12  Epiphany 1655/6

Contents:
Includes indictments and a certificate of calling of banns in a breach of promise case

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/13  Midsummer 1656

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/14  Epiphany 1656/7 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/15  Midsummer 1657

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/16  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1657/8 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/17  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1658 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/18  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1658/9 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/19  Midsummer 1659

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/20  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1659/60 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/21  Midsummer 1660

Contents:
Includes indictments and two petitions

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/22  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1660/1 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/23  Midsummer 1661

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/24  Epiphany 1661/2

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/25  Midsummer 1662

Contents:
Includes indictments, victuallers recognizances for Wingham Division, petitions

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/26  Epiphany 1662/3

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/27  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1663 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/28  Epiphany 1663/4

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/29  Midsummer 1664

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/30  Epiphany 1664/5

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/31  Epiphany 1665/6

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/32  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1666 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/33  Epiphany 1666/7

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/34  Midsummer 1667

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/35  Epiphany 1667/8

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/36  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1668 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/37  Epiphany 1668/9

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/38  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1669 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/39  Epiphany 1669/70

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/40  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1670 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/41  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1670/1 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/42  Midsummer 1671

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/43  Epiphany 1671/2

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/44  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1672 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/45  Epiphany 1672/3

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/46  Midsummer 1673

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/47  Epiphany 1673/4

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/48  Midsummer 1674

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/49  Epiphany 1674/5

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/50  Midsummer 1675

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/51  Epiphany 1675/6

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/52  Midsummer 1676

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/53  Epiphany 1676/7

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/54  Midsummer 1677

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/55  Epiphany 1677/8

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/56  Midsummer 1678

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/57  Epiphany 1678/9

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/58  Midsummer 1679

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/59  Epiphany 1679/80

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/60  Midsummer 1680

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/61  Epiphany 1680/1

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/62  Midsummer 1681

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/63  Epiphany 1681/2

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/64  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1682 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/65  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1682/3 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/66  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1683 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/67  Epiphany 1683/4

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/68  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1684 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/69  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1684/5 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/70  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1685 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/71  Epiphany 1685/6

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/72  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1686 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/73  Epiphany 1686/7

Contents:
Only two recognizances

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/74  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1687 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/75  Epiphany 1687/8

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/76  Midsummer 1688

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/77  Epiphany 1688/9

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/78  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1689 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/79  Michaelmas 1689

Contents:
Only two recognizances

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/80  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1689/90 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/81  Easter 1690

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/82  Midsummer 1690

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/83  Michaelmas 1690

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/84  Epiphany 1690/1

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/85  Easter 1691

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/86  Midsummer 1691

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/87  Michaelmas 1691

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/88  Epiphany 1691/2

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/89  Midsummer 1692

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/90  Michaelmas 1692

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/91  Epiphany 1692/3

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/92  Easter 1693

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/93  Midsummer 1693

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/94  Michaelmas 1693

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/95  Epiphany 1693/4

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/96  Midsummer 1694

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/97  Michaelmas 1694 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/98  Epiphany 1694/5

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/99  Midsummer 1695

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/100  Epiphany 1695/6

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/101  Midsummer 1696

Contents:
Only one recognizance and jury lists

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/102  Michaelmas 1696 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/103  Epiphany 1696/7

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/104  Midsummer 1697

Contents:
In two parts

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/105  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1697 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/106  Epiphany 1697/8

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/107  Midsummer 1698

Contents:
In two parts

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/108  Epiphany 1698/9

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/109  Midsummer 1699

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/110  Epiphany 1699/1700

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/111  Midsummer 1700

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/112  Epiphany 1700/1

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/113  Midsummer 1701

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/114  Epiphany 1701/2

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/115  Midsummer 1702

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/116  Epiphany 1702/3

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/117  Easter 1703

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/118  Midsummer 1703

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/119  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1703 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/120  Epiphany 1703/4

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/121  Easter 1704

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/122  Midsummer 1704

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/123  Michaelmas 1704

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/124  Epiphany 1704/5

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/125  Easter 1705

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/126  Midsummer 1705

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/127  Michaelmas 1705

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/128  Epiphany 1705/6

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/129  [n.d.]

Contents:
Easter 1706 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/130  Midsummer 1706

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/131  Michaelmas 1706

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/132  Epiphany 1706/7

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/133  Easter 1707

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/134  Midsummer 1707

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/135  Michaelmas 1707

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/136  Epiphany 1707/8

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/137  Easter 1708

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/138  [n.d.]

Contents:
Midsummer 1708 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/139  Michaelmas 1708

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/140  Epiphany 1708/9

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/141  Easter 1709

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/142  Midsummer 1709

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/143  Michaelmas 1709

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/144  Epiphany 1709/10

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/145  Easter 1710

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/146  Midsummer 1710

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/147  Michaelmas 1710

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/148  Epiphany 1710/11

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/149  Easter 1711

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/150  Midsummer 1711

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/151  Michaelmas 1711

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/152  Epiphany 1711/12

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/153  Easter 1712

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/154  Midsummer 1712

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/155  Michaelmas 1712

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/156  Epiphany 1712/3

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/157  Easter 1713

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/158  Midsummer 1713

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/159  Michaelmas 1713

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/160  Epiphany 1713/4

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/161  Easter 1714

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/162  Midsummer 1714

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/163  Michaelmas 1714

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/164  Epiphany 1714/5

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/165  Easter 1715

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/166  Midsummer 1715

Contents:
In two parts

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/167  Michaelmas 1715

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/168  Epiphany 1715/6

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/169  Easter 1716

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/170  Midsummer 1716

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/171  Michaelmas 1716

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/172  Epiphany 1716/7

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/173  Easter 1717

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/174  Midsummer 1717

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/175  Michaelmas 1717

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/176  Epiphany 1717/8

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/177  Easter 1718

Contents:
In two parts

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/178  Midsummer 1718

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/179  Michaelmas 1718

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/180  Epiphany 1718/9

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/181  Easter 1719

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/182  Midsummer 1719

Contents:
In two parts

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/183  Michaelmas 1719

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/184  Epiphany 1719/20

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/185  Easter 1720

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/186  Midsummer 1720

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/187  Michaelmas 1720

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/188  Epiphany 1720/1

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/189  Easter 1721

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/190  Midsummer 1721

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/191  Michaelmas 1721

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/192  Epiphany 1721/2

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/193  Easter 1722

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/194  Midsummer 1722

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/195  Michaelmas 1722

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/196  Epiphany 1722/3

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/197  [n.d.]

Contents:
Easter 1723 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/198  Midsummer 1723

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/199  Michaelmas 1723

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/200  Epiphany 1723/4

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/201  Easter 1724

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/202  Midsummer 1724

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/203  Michaelmas 1724

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/204  Epiphany 1724/5

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/205  Easter 1725

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/206  Midsummer 1725

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/207  Michaelmas 1725

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/208  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1725/6 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/209  Easter 1726

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/210  Midsummer 1726

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/211  Michaelmas 1726

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/212  Epiphany 1726/7

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/213  Easter 1727

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/214  Midsummer 1727

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/215  Michaelmas 1727; Epiphany 1727/8

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/216  Easter 1728

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/217  Midsummer 1728

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/218  Michaelmas 1728; Epiphany 1728/9

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/E/219  Easter 1729; Midsummer 1729; Michaelmas 1729; Epiphany 1729/30

West Kent  Q/SRc/W  [n.d.]

Contents:
Some jury lists and precepts are found in the rolls, particularly in those which include indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/1  Michaelmas 1651

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
Easter 1652 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1652 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/4  Easter 1653

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/5  Michaelmas 1653

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/6  Easter 1654

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/7  Michaelmas 1654

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/8  Easter 1655

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/9  Michaelmas 1655

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/10  Easter 1656

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/11  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1656 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/12  [n.d.]

Contents:
Easter 1657 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/13  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1657 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/14  Easter 1658

Contents:
Includes indictments. The inner wrapper is a list of victuallers recognizances taken at Eltham, August 1649

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/15  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1658 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/16  [n.d.]

Contents:
Easter 1659 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/17  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1659 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/18  Easter 1660

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/19  Michaelmas 1660

Contents:
Includes an indictment and a petition

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/20  Easter 1661

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/21  Michaelmas 1661

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/22  [n.d.]

Contents:
Easter 1662 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/23  Michaelmas 1662

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/24  Easter 1663

Contents:
Includes calendar of prisoners and order about the refusal of Quakers to take the Oath of Allegiance

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/25  Michaelmas 1663

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/26  Easter 1664

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/27  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1664 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/28  Easter 1664/5

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/29  Michaelmas 1665

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/30  Easter 1666

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/31  Michaelmas 1666

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/32  Easter 1667

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/33  Michaelmas 1667

Contents:
Includes presentments and an indictment

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/34  Easter 1668

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/35  Michaelmas 1668

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/36  Easter 1669

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/37  Michaelmas 1669

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/38  [n.d.]

Contents:
Easter 1670 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/39  Michaelmas 1670

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/40  Easter 1671

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/41  Michaelmas 1671

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/42  Easter 1672

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/43  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1672 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/44  Easter 1673

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/45  Michaelmas 1673

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/46  Easter 1674

Contents:
Includes an information

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/47  Michaelmas 1674

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/48  Easter 1675

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/49  Michaelmas 1675

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/50  Easter 1676

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/51  Michaelmas 1676

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/52  Easter 1677

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/53  Michaelmas 1677

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/54  Easter 1678

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/55  Michaelmas 1678

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/56  Easter 1679

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/57  Michaelmas 1679

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/58  Easter 1680

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/59  Michaelmas 1680

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/60  Easter 1681

Contents:
Includes indictments

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/61  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1681 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/62  [n.d.]

Contents:
Easter 1682 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/63  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1682 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/64  [n.d.]

Contents:
Easter 1683 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/65  Michaelmas 1683

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/66  Easter 1684

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/67  Michaelmas 1684

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/68  Easter 1685

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/69  Michaelmas 1685

Contents:
incomplete

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/70  Easter 1686

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/71  Michaelmas 1686

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/72  Easter 1687

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/73  Michaelmas 1687

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/74  Easter 1688

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/75  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1688 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/76  Midsummer 1689

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/77  Michaelmas 1689

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/78  Easter 1690

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/79  Michaelmas 1690

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/80  Easter 1691

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/81  Michaelmas 1691

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/82  [n.d.]

Contents:
Epiphany 1691/2 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/83  Easter 1692

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/84  Michaelmas 1692

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/85  Easter 1693

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/86  Michaelmas 1693

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/87  Easter 1694

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/88  Michaelmas 1694

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/89  Easter 1695

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/90  Michaelmas 1695

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/91  Easter 1696

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/92  Michaelmas 1696

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/93  Easter 1697

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/94  Michaelmas 1697

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/95  Easter 1698

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/96  Michaelmas 1698

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/97  Easter 1699

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/98  Michaelmas 1699

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/99  Easter 1700

Contents:
In two parts

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/100  Michaelmas 1700

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/101  Easter 1701

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/102  Michaelmas 1701

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/103  Easter 1702

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/104  Michaelmas 1702

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/105  Easter 1703

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/106  Michaelmas 1703

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/107  Easter 1704

Contents:
In two parts

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/108  Michaelmas 1704

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/109  Easter 1705

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/110  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1705 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/111  Easter 1706

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/112  Michaelmas 1706

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/113  Easter 1707

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/114  Michaelmas 1707

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/115  Easter 1708

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/116  Michaelmas 1708

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/117  Easter 1709

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/118  Michaelmas 1709

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/119  Easter 1710

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/120  Michaelmas 1710

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/121  Easter 1711

Contents:
In two parts

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/122  Michaelmas 1711

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/123  Easter 1712

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/124  Michaelmas 1712

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/125  Easter 1713

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/126  Michaelmas 1713

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/127  Easter 1714

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/128  Michaelmas 1714

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/129  Easter 1715

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/130  Michaelmas 1715

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/131  Epiphany 1715/6

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/132  Easter 1716

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/133  Michaelmas 1716

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/134  Easter 1717

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/135  Michaelmas 1717

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/136  Easter 1718

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/137  Michaelmas 1718

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/138  Easter 1719

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/139  Michaelmas 1719

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/140  Easter 1720

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/141  Michaelmas 1720

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/142  Easter 1721

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/143  Michaelmas 1721

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/144  Easter 1722

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/145  Michaelmas 1722

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/146  Easter 1723

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/147  Michaelmas 1723

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/148  Easter 1724

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/149  Michaelmas 1724

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/150  Easter 1725

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/151  Michaelmas 1725

Contents:
In two parts

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/152  Easter 1726

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/153  Michaelmas 1726

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/154  Easter 1727

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/155  Michaelmas 1727

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/156  Easter 1728

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/157  Michaelmas 1728

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/158  Easter 1729

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/159  Michaelmas 1729

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/160  Easter 1730

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/161  Michaelmas 1730

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/162  Easter 1731

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/163  Michaelmas 1731

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/164  Easter 1732

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/165  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1732 missing

Recognizance rolls  Q/SRc/W/166  Epiphany 1732/3

SESSIONS ROLLS  Q/SRm  [n.d.]

Contents:
'Memoranda of Convictions'. Two series of rolls or files composed of items varying from certificates of conviction following information to a full 'memorandum' or 'record' of each case. Such records are sometimes found on the 'Sessions Rolls' in other counties but in Kent were treated independently so far as can be judged. They are classed together since they mainly relate to process following the laying of an information by a common informer.

'Information rolls'.  Q/SRm/1  [n.d.]

3 rolls

Contents:
Files of informations and convictions for market offences mainly, for destruction of timber, engrossing crops, unlawful games, etc.

'Information roll'.  Q/SRm/1/1  1637-1645

50 docs.

'Information roll'.  Q/SRm/1/2  1647-1651

19 docs.

'Information roll'.  Q/SRm/1/3  1652-1655

11 docs.

'Conventicle rolls'.  Q/SRm/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
Records of convictions under the Conventicle Act of 22 Chas. II, c.1 (1670) usually giving full history of case but not the denomination of the sect, occasionally lists of distrained goods also given or of money paid in fines.

Conventicle roll  Q/SRm/2/1  1670

6 mm.

Contents:
engrossed record of cases

Conventicle roll  Q/SRm/2/2-11  1670

19 docs.

Contents:
original convictions or files of original documents

Conventicle roll  Q/SRm/2/12-14  1671-1672

3 docs.

Contents:
original memorial of forfeited moneys

Conventicle roll  Q/SRm/2/15  1675-1684

44 docs.

Contents:
file of original documents, informations, convictions, etc.

Conventicle roll  Q/SRm/2/16,17  1680, 1681

1 bld.

Conventicle roll  Q/SRm/2/18-23  1682

6 docs.

Conventicle roll  Q/SRm/2/24  1685-1686

1 roll

Conventicle roll  Q/SRm/2/25,26  1685, 1686

2 docs.

Conventicle roll  Q/SRm/2/27  1760

9 docs.

Contents:
Methodist meeting held at Rolvenden

'Memoranda rolls' usually headed Rotula acquietanc' et convicion' super travers'  Q/SRm/3  [n.d.]

Record of case regarding Banford Bridge in Hunton, Marden and Horsmonden and of three other cases  Q/SRm/3/1  1675

3 mm

Bridge at Farningham  Q/SRm/3/2  1691

1 m

Bridge at Farningham  Q/SRm/3/3  1697

1 m

Bridge at Wateringbury  Q/SRm/3/4  1701

2 mm

Highways at Preston, bridge at Sturry and Chislett, highway at Eastry and four other cases  Q/SRm/3/5  1701-1702

3 mm

Highway from King's Ferry to Sheerness and three other cases  Q/SRm/3/6  1702

1 m

Highways at Leeds  Q/SRm/3/7  1705

1 m

Assault  Q/SRm/3/8  1706

1 m

Assault  Q/SRm/3/9  1708

2 mm

Assault  Q/SRm/3/10  1731

1 m

Encroachment on highway at Chatham  Q/SRm/3/11  1732

1 m

Larceny  Q/SRm/3/12  1768

1 m.

Larceny  Q/SRm/3/13  1775

1 m.

Miscellaneous records of convictions and acquittals  Q/SRm/14-72  1778-1861

3 bdls.

Presentment Roll  Q/SRp  [n.d.]

Presentment roll  Q/SRp  1630-1

Contents:
This roll consists of eight membranes, each 26"-27" long and 12¼-12½ wide, joined by a parchment tag threaded through their heads. It is in good condition except for damage by vermin to the last two membranes accompanied by some discoloration where they formed the outside of the roll: this has caused some gaps in the sixth presentment of the last session. The last three items of the second session are entered out of order on the verso of the seventh membrane, but are here listed in their correct order.
The roll contains presentments at five consecutive sessions from Easter 1630 to Easter 1631, the courts being held at Maidstone and Canterbury alternately. The last session seems to be incomplete since it breaks off after the first word of a presentment, and is not concluded with the usual entry of the name of the Clerk of the Peace. There are no other surviving presentment rolls, so that it may be that the series was not continued.
The presentments are numbered serially in each sessions, but three are unnumbered in the Easter Session 1630. The sessions have been given letters [A] to [E] for references. The number of presentments are as follows:-
[A]. 90
[B] 16
[C] 41
[D] 24
[E] 8
a total of 179. Of these seven are not in fact presentments but records of pleadings or verdicts on unspecified [ ] A note is usually given of the informant upon whose evidence the presentment is made. Of the 172 presentments the informants are noted as follows:-
Hundred constables 54
Hundred jury (c. quest.) 37
Clerk of the Peace 4
Treasurer 3
The victim of the offence 19
Other names informants 24
Not stated 31
The number of presentments and of persons presented for each type of offence may be summarised as follows:-
Theft Presentments: 6 Persons presented: 8
Poaching Presentments: 7 Persons presented: 16
Obtaining by false pretences Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Harbouring thief Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Larceny of wheat by miller Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 3
Rescuing impounded animals Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 2
Assault Presentments: 11 Persons presented: 13
Discharging gun Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Escaping from custody Presentments: 2 Persons presented: 2

[no title or date]  Q/SRp/m.lr.

Contents:
[A] General Session of the Peace at Maidstone on Tuesday after Close of Easter, 6 April, 6 Charles [I], 1630
Jurors for the body of the county:
William Hubberd
John Woodgreene
John Hudson
Robert Tombridge
Richard Gratwicke
Nicholas Cosins
Hugh Fletcher
Thomas Godden
John Goodwyn
William Allen
Thomas Hope
Thomas Webb
Richard Roberts
John Holland
Edward Baker
Robert Everden
William Charleton
Thomas Bond
John Porter
Richard Browne, Esq., Sheriff
Jurors for the Hundred of Tunbridge and others:
Edward Jeffrey
Gregory Rose
Isaac Shelley
Thomas Wood
William Dennys
John Coast
John Davis
William Lucke
Richard Silcocke
Robert Davis
Thomas Jeffery
Jonas Eldridge
Refusing to assist constable Presentments: 2 Persons presented: 2
Disorderly entertainment Presentments: 6 Persons presented: 8
Frequenter of inns Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Disturber of peace Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Common cold Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Being in unlicensed tippling house at time of divine service Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Assize of bread Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Assize of beer Presentments: 5 Persons presented: 5
Unlicensed victuallers Presentments: 21 Persons presented: 25
Selling beer to unlicensed victuallers Presentments: 2 Persons presented: 2
Victuallers and butchers refusing to give surety Presentments: 4 Persons presented: 32
Non-payment of money for gaol, etc. Presentments: 14 Persons presented: 23 (mostly constables or churchwardens)
Receiving inmates Presentments: 3 Persons presented: 3
Building cottage without enough land Presentments: 6 Persons presented: 6
Refusing to keep watch Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 6
Neglect of duty by borsholder Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Not working on highways Presentments: 9 Persons presented: 9
Bad repair
highways Presentments: 8 Persons presented: -
bridges Presentments: 11 Persons presented: -
Footpath Presentments: 1 Persons presented: -
Ditch overflowing on highway Presentments: 2 Persons presented: 2
Damaging highway by heavy loads Presentments: 2 Persons presented: 25
Undermining highway Presentments: 2 Persons presented: 2
Stopping up highway Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Stopping up footpath Presentments: 2 Persons presented: 2
Ploughing highway Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Trees overhanging highway Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Moving boundary Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
Not attending church Presentments: 22 Persons presented: 109
Sabbath working Presentments: 1 Persons presented: 1
The presentments for carrying heavy loads of iron and coal over roads in the Weald appear to be under 39 Elizabeth, cap. 19 (1597-8). There are a few points worthy of note among the presentments. The existence of petty sessions held at West Malling, Cranbrook, Westerham and Bearsted is indicated in [E] 2, 3, 4 and 5. There are references to the undermining of the highway by iron-working in [A] 9 and [C] 25, and to the iron works at Barden Furnace in Bidborough in [A] 79-86. The important recusant family of Roper are mentioned in [A] 12, 14, 15, 43 and [C] 23. The curate of Middleton was a frequenter of taverns according to [C] 28. The Summoner of the Consistory Court of Rochester was reported in [A] 27 to have escaped from custody after being arrested on a royal writ. An independent spirit was shown in [B] 11, by Thomas Hockings who fiddled all Sunday afternoon and evening in an unlicensed alehouse at Fairfield, although forbidden by the Hundred Constable, so that a great company assembled and bought the ale.
Jurors for the Hundred of Hoo:
John Nordishe James Taylor
William Armestrong John Castleden
Thomas Sumner John Turke
Robert Yonge John Atwood
Richard Sanders William Addison
Robert Ware
Jurors for the Hundred of Codsheath:
William Porter Thomas Beecher
William Bostocke Robert Streatfeild
Being sworn, they present:
1 William Haynes of Goudhurst, currier, and John Bryant of the same, currier, on 2 November, 5 Charles [I, 1629] at Goudhurst, stole seven pieces of timber, worth 10d. from Thomas Harlowe. At large. Let there be process. Thomas Harlowe sworn.
2 Thomas Godden of Trottiscliffe, gentleman, a constable of the Hundred of Larkfield, owes 30s. to the Gasland House of Correction at Maidstone, which he has not yet paid to the Treasurer of the Gaol and House of Correction. George Segars sworn
3 Thomas Hope, constable of the Half-hundred of Horsmonden, has not yet paid his share of the money owed for the House of Correction, Gaol, maimed soldiers and county stock. For the last year. William Gouldsmyth, Constable of the Half-hundred of Brenchley, sworn
4 Henry Tilden and Edward Woodgate, Churchwardens of Brenchley, have not yet paid their share of the money owed for the House of Correction, etc., for the last year, to the constable of the Hundred of Brenchley. The same William [Gouldsmyth] sworn
5 William Randolphe of Biddenden, gentleman, on 28 March, 6 Charles [I, 1630], stopped up an ancient footpath in the parish of Biddenden, leading from Barkeley Greene to Castledens Oake in Biddenden, being a common way to Benenden, Rolvenden, etc. From time out of mind, and continues to stop it up. Roger Pattenson sworn
6 At the General Session of the Peace at Maidstone on 14 April, 5 Charles [I, 1629], a way in Biddenden was presented as in decay by default of the inhabitants, and John Wells of Biddenden was returned as one of the inhabitants; Richard Browne, the present sheriff, by virtue of a writ of capias directed to him by the Custos Rotulorum, returnable to the Court of General Session at Michaelmas last past, by which he was enjoined to take the said John Wells, and have him at the said session to answer charges as an inhabitant of Biddenden, executed a warrant under his seal to John Colebrooke, his bailiff in that area, to arrest him. John Colebrooke, therefore, on 3 April, 6 Charles [I, 1630] at [name of place erased] arrested him, but the same day at the same place he assaulted John Colebrooke and escaped. John Colebrooke, sworn
7 Thomas Hope, a constable of the Hundred of Brenchley, and Joseph Byngham, constable of the Hundred of Little and Lesnes owe to the Gaol and House of correction at Maidstone for a half year, 26s. for Brenchley and 18s. 9d. for Little and Lesnes. George Segars, treasurer, sworn

[no title or date]  Q/SRp/m.1v.

Contents:
8 William Gouldsmyth, constable of the Hundred of Brenchley has not paid the sum assessed upon the Hundred for the house of correction, etc. for last year
9 Thomas Gittings of Brenchley, husbandman, on 1 April, 5 Charles [I, 1629] and at divers other times undermined the highway at Horsmonden, leading from Pullyns Hill in Horsmonden to Lamberhurst. Thomas Bathurst sworn
10 Thomas Pordage of Rodmersham and [blank], his wife, [blank] Webb, [blank] Butler, widow, Edward Greene, William Singleton, Symon Allen, Bridgett Farley, Ann Jovelyn, and Ann [blank], spinster, all of the same, being over 21 years of age, did not repair to this parish church of Rodmersham or to any other chapel or usual place of common prayer, and were so absent without reasonable excuse for a year last past. By Thomas Bond, constable of the hundred of Milton
11 John Fynch of Middleton or Milton, Esq., and Dorothy, his wife, Clement Fynch, gentleman, and [blank], his wife, Katherine Dryland, widow, and Ann, wife of William Waddall, all of the same, being over 21 years of age, did not repair to their parish church of Middleton, etc. By the same Thomas Bond.
12 Henry Roper of Hartlip, gentleman, and Katherine, his wife, Mary Roper, his daughter, and Thomas [blank], his servant, being over 21 years of age (except Mary Roper, aged 16 years) did not repair to their parish church of Hartlip, etc. By the same Thomas Bond
13 [blank], wife of John Rayner of Bobbing, gentleman, [blank], wife of Thomas Legrams of the same, and Thomazine Head of Borden, widow, being over 16 years of age, did not repair to church, etc. By the same
14 Anthony Roper of Eltham, Esq., and [blank], his wife, and Francis Roper of the same, being of the age, etc., for a similar offence. By John Hudson, constable of the hundred of Blackheath
15 Henry Maye, Thomas Chilham, William Uprobart, William Roper, John Davidge, Ann Walter, Alice Fletcher, Joan Snowe and Mary Taylor, servants of the said Anthony, John Collington, seminary priest, William Collington and [blank], his wife, two maid servants of the said John, Thomas Streete, servant of the said John, Thomas Preston and [blank], his wife, [blank] Williams, widow, and two children of the same, John Tribett, [blank], his wife, and three boys of the said John, Symon Haynes, gentleman, [and blank], his wife, a maidservant of the said Symon, two sisters of the children (?) (soror. nator.), Symon Haynes, son of the said Symon, [blank] Wilford, widow, the son and maidservant of [blank] Fortune and his wife, Thomas Miller and [blank] his wife and maidservant, [blank] Greene, gentleman [and blank], his wife and [blank] wife of Thomas Tribett of Eltham, being of the age, etc. [as above]. By the same John
16 Jeremiah Parker of Bromley has by his own authority, without the permission of any Justice, taken upon himself to keep a common tippling house, and has upon divers occasions sold beer to divers persons. By Richard Gratwicke, constable of Bromley and Beckenham.
17 Isaac Ireland of Bromley for a like offence. By the same Richard
18 Edward Terry of Pembury for a like offence. By William Hubbert, constable of Washlingstone
19 Thomas Gibbins of Pembury for a like offence. By the same William
20 Edward Shering of Chatham for a like offence. By Hugh Fletcher, constable of Chatham and Gillingham
21 Nicholas Neale of Chatham, victualler, on the Sabbath (in diebus sabatti) and other days at Chatham entertained in his house persons of bad behaviour during the time of divine service and at other times. By the same constable

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Contents:
22 George Loane of Sevenoaks, gentleman, and [blank], his wife, and Richard Stockwood of the same, gentleman, being over 21 years of age, did not repair to the parish church of Sevenoaks, etc. By John Porter, constable of Codsheath
23 Thomas Godden of Trottiscliffe, gentleman, a constable of the Hundred of Larkfield on 26 March last past, when going to search for vagabonds, asked George Codd of Wrotham, husbandman, to help him, but he refused, saying "that he was but a Bayliffe & a rogue", and assaulted the said Thomas at Trottiscliffe with a pike staff, eight feet long. By Thomas Godden, gentleman, constable
24 John Ship and John Godden, churchwardens of Ryarsh, and [blank], churchwardens of Snodland, have not paid to Thomas Godden, constable of the Hundred of Larkfield, the sums due from their parishes for the Gaol etc., amounting to 34s. 6d. By the same Thomas Godden
25 Thomas Godden, gentleman, constable of the Hundred of Larkfield, asked Nicholas Codd of Trottiscliffe, blacksmith, to help him in searching for goods stolen from him and from Francis Courthop of Meopham, gentleman, but he refused and "bid the sayd Thomas kisse his tayle & called him bayliffe & rogue". By the same
26 A certain ditch in East Sutton towards Sperefeild, 30 rods long, lying next to the highway, is so filled with clay, mud, etc., that the whole road is covered with water. John Hicks of East Sutton, yeoman, should clean it. George Bills sworn.
27 Richard Browne, Esq., Sheriff, by virtue of a royal writ, executed a warrant to Thomas Godfry and John Small, his bailiffs, to arrest John Greenestreete, summoner of the Consistory Court of Rochester and have him at the next General Session at Maidstone, on Tuesday after the close of Easter, to answer. The said John Small arrested him at West Malling on 27 March, 6 Charles [I, 1630], but he escaped after assaulting him. John Smale sworn [in margin]....... because of the Clerk of the Peace, 6 Charles; appeared, submitted to fine; 5s. paid to the Sheriff
28 William Barnes and Thomas Meriam, churchwardens of Horsmonden have not paid to the constable of the Hundred of Horsmonden the sum assessed upon the parish for the House of Correction, etc. By Thomas Hope, Constable
29 John Fenn of West Malling, labourer, on 1 October, 4 Charles [I, 1628] at West Malling, "did chardge with powder & hayle shott a fowleing peece and dischardged it at pidgeons", [in margin]. Present in court, submitted himself to a fine. 10s. paid to the Sheriff
30 John Ware, a constable of the Hundred of Axton, Joseph Byngham, constable of the Hundred of Little and Lesnes, and Thomas Hope, a constable of the Hundred of Brenchley, have not paid to the treasurer for maimed soldiers and county stock the money due from their hundreds, that is 42s. 3d., 26s. and 17s. respectively. By James Rawlinson, Treasurer
31 Sara Vane of Tonbridge, widow, has kept a common tippling house at Tonbridge without licence. By Richard Roberts, constable of Southborough
32 Richard Lorkyn of Tunbridge since 12 October has carried "eight tunne or carriages of iron" a mile in the parish of Tudeley, by reason of which the roads in the parish are in bad repair. By the same Richard
[no number] Similar offence by Thomas Gibbins of Tonbridge. By the same
[no number] Similar offence by Thomas Harris of Pembury for four tunn or carriages". By the same

[no title or date]  Q/SRp/m.2v.

Contents:
33 A public bridge on the King's highway over the river [blank] in the parish of Twyford, commonly called Twyford Bridge is, and has been for some years, ruinous and in great decay for lack of repair so that the King's subjects do not dare to use it themselves or with horses etc. By William Allen, a constable of the Hundred of Twyford
34 Similar decay of Bodenford Bridge. By the same
35 Similar decay of the stone bridge at the end of Yalding Lees. By the same
36 Similar decay of the bridge called Well Bridge; all which bridges are in the Hundreds of Marden and Twyford. By the same
37 George Hernden of Yalding received as an inmate in his house [blank] sommerswell of Maidstone, who was then "great with childe"", and the said child, if born, is likely to be a charge upon the parish of Yalding. By the same William
38 A public bridge on the King's highway over the river [blank] in the parish of Great Peckham in the Hundred of Twyford, commonly called Branbridge or Slades Bridge, is, and has been for some years, ruinous, and it is not known what person, lands, tenements or corporations are bound to repair it. By Henry Rigden, a constable of the Hundred of Twyford
39 George King of Wateringbury in the Hundred of Twyford has kept a common tippling house at Wateringbury without licence, By the same
40 John Collyns of Great Peckham in the Hundred of Twyford for a similar offence at Great Peckham. By the same
41 Olyver Beale of Great Peckham for a similar offence at Great Peckham. By the same
42 John Phiffion of Hever, gentleman, and Rachel, his wife, and John Phiffion, his son, and Ellen, his daughter, being over 16 years of age, have not repaired to their parish church of Hever. By John Vigott and Robert Gombridge, constables of Somerden
43 Henry Roper of Farningham, gentleman, being over 16 years of age, did not repair to the parish church of Farningham, etc. By Robert Kevill, constable of the Half-Hundred of Axton
44 Richard Hurt of Birling, and [blank], his wife, and his daughter, have kept a common tippling house at Great Peckham without licence. By T. Godden, constable of Larkfield
45 Robert Kyng of St. Mary Cray, gentleman, has not paid for two years the sum of 2s. 6d. p.s. due from him for the relief of poor prisoners in Maidstone Gaol, the House of Correction, maimed soldiers and the county stock. Henry Murrey sworn
46 John Thursby of St. Mary Cray, gentleman, has not paid 2s. 4d. for one year, etc. [as above]. By the same
47 John Dixon of the same, has not paid 4d. for one year, etc. [as above]. By the same

[no title or date]  Q/SRp/m.3r.

Contents:
48 John Holden of Cranbrook, clothier, on 6 March, 5 Charles [I, 1629/30] at Cranbrook on the King's highway assaulted William Moyse with a stick. William Moyse sworn
49 The King's highway leading from le Spittle house in Strood in the hundred of Shamwell to Gadshill stone in the same hundred is in decay through much use, and the inhabitants of the parishes of Strood, Frindsbury and Higham should repair it. By John Woodgreene, constable of Shamwell
50 John Dulyn of the City of Rochester, gentleman, and [blank] Bennett of the same, widow, have carried ale in great carts in and through the parish of Frindsbury in and to the hundred of Hoo, whereby the King's highway in that parish is in bad repair. By the same
51 Henry Murrey, churchwarden of St. Mary Cray has not paid to George Kickley, constable of the hundred of Ruxley, the money due from that parish for the gaol etc., during one half year, which amounts to 22s. 9d. George Kickley, sworn
52 [blank] Fevyn of Hever, gentleman, being over 16 years of age, has not repaired to the parish church of Hever etc. By "C. quest"" (Hundred inquest?)
53 Robert Pitts of Birling, gentleman, and [blank], his wife, for a similar offence. By the same
54 George Loane of Sevenoaks, gentleman, and [blank], his wife, John Butterfeild of the same, and Elizabeth Steeley of the same, spinster, his servants, and Richard Stockwood of the same, gentleman, and [blank], his wife, for a similar offence. By the same
55 [blank] Loarde of Cobham, widow, for a similar offence. By the same
56 John Farker of Aylesford, for a similar offence. By the same
57 Elizabeth Saman, wife of Henry Saman of Cobham, for a similar offence. By the same
58 The same Elizabeth is a common scold and disturber of the peace. By the same
59 Morris James of Strood in the Hundred of Shamwell has kept a common tippling house at Strood without licence
60 Richard Page of Boughton Monchelsea for the same at Boughton. By the same
61 Richard Hurt of Birling and Mary, his wife, for the same at Birling. By the same
62 Nicholas Kirke of Cliffe for the same at Cliffe. By the same
63 [blank] Johnson of Cliffe for the same at Cliffe. By the same
64 Steven Samon of Sevenoaks for the same at Sevenoaks. By the same
65 John Withers of Penshurst, gentleman, since 1 October, has carried forty loads of coals from Herst Hill to a gate called Claygate in the Hundred of Wrotham, whereby the road is in bad repair. By the same
66 John Palmer of Aylesford has ploughed a certain common way in Standerfield, leading from Roes Streete to Maidstone, whereby travellers are obstructed. By the same
67 The King's highway in Frindsbury, leading from Rochester to Gravesend, is in bad repair through digging of sand, and the inhabitants of Frindsbury should repair it. By the same
68 The King's highway in Frindsbury, at "the lower side of lee Downe"", leading from Hoo to Cooling, is in bad repair, and the inhabitants of Frindsbury should repair it. By the same

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69 The King's highway in the parishes of Cliffe and Cooling, leading from Castle Lane to Cliffefeild is in bad repair, and the inhabitants of Cliffe and Cooling should repair it. By the same
70 A certain ditch in Cooling on the King's highway from Cooling Parke to Cooling Castle is so filled with clay, mud, etc. that the whole road is covered with water. Richard Fisher the elder of Cooling should clean it. By the same
71 The King's Highway from Meopham to Gravesend, between Stapylane and Fryershole in Northfleet, is in bad repair, and the inhabitants of Northfleet should repair it. By the same
72 Richard Fisher the elder of Cooling has worked with his carts and servants on the Sabbath. By the same
73 John Lewes of East Malling has built a cottage at East Malling, and has not assigned four acres of land to be occupied with the cottage. By the same
74 Richard Ellis of Birling has for several months maintained a cottage for habitation, but has not assigned four acres of land to be occupied with it. By the same
75 James Steede of Lenham, gentleman on 1 September, 5 Charles [I, 1629] at Lenham, assaulted Thomasina Bull, wife of Henry Bull with a stick. Henry Bull sworn
76 Richard Guested of Harrietsham on 1 July, 5 Charles [I, 1629] blocked up a footpath in Ulcombe, leading from Ulcombe to Broomfield, with a hedge, and so keeps it blocked. John Nash and John Tilman sworn
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77 William Crips and George Day, Churchwardens of Ightham in the Hundred of Wrotham have not yet paid to the constable of the Hundred the money owed by the parish for the half year for the gaol etc., that is 13s. 4d. Geoffrey Averill, constable, sworn
78 Nicholas Huggins of Broomfield, broad-weaver, on 1 April, 6 Charles [I, 1630] at Hollingbourne, built a cottage and did not assign four acres of land to be occupied with the cottage. William Filmer sworn
79 William Hubbert of Tonbridge, since 12 October last has carried six loads of coals from Hersthill to Borden Furnace [Borden Furnace in Bidborough] whereby the King's highway in Tonbridge (4 miles), Bidborough (1 mile), and Hadlow (2 miles), is in bad repair. By "c. quest"" (hundred inquest?)
80 [blank] Eldridge of Bidborough, widow, and Christofer Eldridge of the same, her son, for six loads of coal carried [as above]. By the same
81 John Chapman of Bidborough, John Worseley of Tonbridge, Robert Whitfeild of Leigh and William Latter of the same, each for four loads carried [as above]. By the same
82 William Hubbert of Tonbridge, since 12 October last has carried six loads of pots from Borden Furnace to Tonbridge Town whereby the King's highway in Tonbridge (3 miles) and Bidborough (1 mile) is in bad repair. By the same
83 [blank] Eldridge of Bidborough, widow, and Christofer Eldridge of the same, her son, for a similar offence. By the same
84 Robert Whitfeild of Leigh for four loads of pots etc. [as above]. By the same
85 William Latter of Leigh for four loads of pots, etc. [as above]. By the same

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86 John Chapman of Bidborough since 12 October has carried three loads of pots from Borden Furnace to Tonbridge Town, etc. [as in 82]. By the same
[no number] John Worseley of Tonbridge for a similar offence with three loads. By the same
87 Thomas Gibbons of Tonbridge, Richard Lorkyn of the same, and Thomas Harris of Pembury have severally carried six loads of iron from Woodsgate in Tonbridge to Fyve Oakes in Capel, whereby the King's highway in Tonbridge (one mile), Pembury (two miles), Tudeley (two miles) and in Capel (two miles) is in bad repair. By the same
Francis Segars, gentleman, Clerk of the Peace
[B] General Session of the Peace at Canterbury Castle on Tuesday before St. James the Apostle, 20 July, 6 Charles [I], 1630
Jurors for the body of the county:
John Wood
William Barrett
Thomas Haunce
John Knowler
Anthony Knowlden
Edward Taylor
Edward Maxted
John Jarman
John Terry
William Fagg
Thomas Thatcher
Richard Dilnett
Richard Sackett
John Boughton
John Wynter
William Fagg
John Carr
Richard Browne, Esq., Sheriff
Jurors for the Hundred of Milton and others:
Joell Hills
Gibbon Hawker
William Pemble
William Gouldocke, gentleman
David Bowell
Jurors for the Hundred of Felborough and others:
Thomas Wanstall
Laurence Essex
Anthony Wanstall
Thomas Carter
Caleb Kennett
Arnold Terry
James Wise
Jurors for the Hundred of Folkestone and others:
Richard Ladd
Thomas Deere
Samuel Fagg
David Robins
John Horton
Jurors for the Hundred of Blengate and others:
Richard Allen
William Turner
John Knowler
Richard Knowler
John Bennett
William Barbett
Joseph Hennaker
Steven Hunt
Jurors for the Hundred of Cornilo and others:
Thomas Harvy
Edward Virgin
Simon Short
John Short
William Elvy
Andrew Omer
Silvester Neame
William Wanstall
Being sworn, they present:
1 The King's highway in Woolwich, from the west of the town of that parish to H.M. Storehouse called "the Docke"", on the south of a cemetery and other lands, and the river Thames, being the highway from Woolwich to Greenwich, is in bad repair, and the inhabitants of Woolwich ought to repair it. By Nicholas Gilborne, Knight
2 Thomas Hughes of Ash, husbandman, on 1 March, 5 Charles [I, 1629/30] at Ash, assaulted John Jones with a "ploughe Goade"". John Jones sworn
3 William Swifte of the City of Canterbury, gardener, Arthur Middleton of the same, gentleman, Henry Maple of the same, labourer, Richard Maple, labourer, and John Ashenden, labourer, all of the same, on 1 July, 6 Charles [I, 1630] and at divers times before and after, at Thanington, fished with hooks, etc., and took divers fish in the river called "le Stower", within the liberty of the Most Rev. George [Abbot], Archbishop of Canterbury. Stephen Meade and Thomas Meade sworn.

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4 George Tidford of Warehorne, blacksmith, on 1 July, 6 Charles [I, 1630] at Warehorne kept, and still keeps, a common tippling house. John Coleman sworn
5 William Norgrave, borsholder of the borough of Harbledown in the Hundred of Westgate, on 10 May last and at divers other times neglected his duty in conveying vagabonds who were under punishment in the house of correction and were ordered by the Justices to be passed by the nearest way to the places to which they were sent
6 Ralph Gore of Rainham, yeoman, has carried a common boundary (meta) in the King's highway at Rainham to his own lands
7 Ralph Grove of the city of Canterbury, brewer, within the year ended at last Christmas sold ten barrels of strong beer to Richard Clarke, who keeps a common tippling house in the borough of Hoath in Reculver without licence
8 Ralph Grove of the city of Canterbury, brewer, within the last three months has sold twelve barrels of strong beer to Edward Matlocke of St. Mary de Northgate, Canterbury who keeps a common tippling house in St. Mary de Northgate without licence
9 William Gilbert of Fairfield, husbandman, on 20 June, 6 Charles [I, 1630] at Fairfield kept a common tippling house. By Nathaniel Knight, constable of the Hundred of Aloesbridge
10 Thomas Tartum of Fairfield, on 20 June for a similar offence. By the same
11 Thomas Hackings of Brookland, fiddler, in June last on a Sabbath in the afternoon in the house of William Gilbert of Fairfield, who sold ale without licence, did fiddle and although Nathaniel Knight, constable of the Hundred of Aloesbridge forbad it, he continued fiddling until night so that a great company of people assembled there and William Gilbert sold his ale. By the same constable
12 Thomas Knott of Aldington, yeoman, received [blank] Driland and his wife into his house as inmates and kept them there for several months. By Peter White, constable of Bircholt Franchise
13 [blank] Eeds of Aldington, widow, received Peter Wood and his wife into her house as inmates and kept them there for several months. By the same Francis Segars, gentleman, Clerk of the Peace [continued on dorse of membrane 7]
[C] General Session of the Peace at Maidstone on Tuesday before Michaelmas, 28 September, 6 Charles [I], 1630
Jurors for the body of the county:
Thomas Godden
John Hudson
Alexander Dodd
Robert Cosins
Richard Yonge
Hugh Fletcher
Thomas Taylor
John Godden
Henry Rigden
George Putland
James Godden
John Holland
Edward Jones
Richard Moore
Edward Baker
Robert Everiden
Richard Browne, Esq., Sheriff
Jurors for the Lowy of Tonbridge and others:
Matthew Parker
Lambert Raven
George Children
Steven Godden
Ruben Jeffry
Edward Fry
William Curd
Nathaniell Symons
Jurors for the Hundred of Codsheath and others:
William Townsend
Robert Hills
John Baker
William Cacott
William Porter
Robert French
William Bostocke
Thomas Beecher
Andrew Stanford
Being sworn, they present:
1 When, on Tuesday in Easter week last, 6 Charles [I, 23 March 1630] [blank], churchwardens of Goudhurst, summoned the parishioners and chose William Coniden and John Stringer, two honest men, to be surveyors of the Highways of Goudhurst leading from market town to market town, they appointed six days for the repair of the roads, on the Sunday after Easter, gave public notice of the days in Goudhurst church; but Anthony Dunsteere, parishioner of Goudhurst and occupier of arable land, did not send a cart and two men to work on repair on two of the six days, and deliberately made default
2 Robert Fuller of Goudhurst for default on five of the six days with a cart
3 William Loose of the same for default on four of the days
4 Abraham Stevens of the same for default in five of the days
5 John Bus of the same for default on six days
6 Henry Crockford of the same for default on six days
7 Thomas Beale, late of Cranbrook, clothier, on 20 January, 5 Charles [I, 1629/30] at Goudhurst stole one black linen bag worth tenpence from Samuel Sheafe; and Ann Alchorne of Cranbrook, widow, knowing that he had done this, received and harboured him on the same 20 January. Samuel Sheafe sworn
12 William Vallance of Lewisham, victualler, on 1 February, 5 Charles [I, 1629/30], at Lewisham, sold less than a full quart of beer and ale for a penny, both on the Sabbath and at other times, and kept unlawful games, that is "cards, dice and tables and ill orders", in his house. And on the same day he allowed John Abbott, James Constable and John Batt, parishioners of Lewisham to be drinking and playing at cards in his house all night and the greater part of the next day, being the day of the purification. And on 25 February [1629/30] he allowed two parishioners of Lewisham to be drinking in his house until they were drunk. And on 14 March [1629/30], being the Sabbath, he allowed John Hardpenny of Lewisham and others to be found by the churchwardens in his house with cards and pots at the time of divine service afternoon. And on 27 March, 6 Charles [I, 1630], he allowed Henry Burbidge, servants of John Hudson, constable of the Hundred of Blackheath, and others to be drinking in his house from the tenth hour of the morning to the seventh hour of the night. And on 10 July [1630] he allowed two labouring men to be the greater of the day in his house drinking. And on 5 September [1630], being the Sabbath, at the time of afternoon divine service, he allowed divers parishioners and others to be drinking in his house until they were drunk and fought. By the same
13 John Torpley of Lewisham, victualler, on 28 June [1630] at Lewisham sold less than a full quart of beer and ale for a penny and on the Sabbath and on divers other days he kept unlawful games and disorders in his house, and allowed two labouring men and the Almoner of Lewisham to be drinking in his house until drunk. And on 15 August [1630], being the Sabbath, and at the time of divine service after noon he allowed Brian Gardiner, an inhabitant of Lewisham, to be drinking in his house, as the Wardens and Sidesmen of the parish who found them there can verify. And on 22 August [1630], he allowed Christofer Brookhouse and Robert Allingham, parishioners of Lewisham, to be drinking in his house, it being the Sabbath, at the time of divine service afternoon and in the evening of the same day, until Christofer Brockhouse was drunk and fought with his neighbours, as Michael Whible Wheat, an official, can testify. And he allowed two servants of [blank] Samwayes, gentleman, and two maidservants and also manservants of [blank] Buckeridge of Lewisham, gentleman, to be drinking and feasting in his house on 17 September [1630] in the evening and during the greater part of the night. By the same

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14 Stephen Hicks of Ashford, shoemaker, seeks the hearing of the indictment made against him. When it is read to him he pleads not guilty. A day is appointed [in margin] Bound in £10 to prosecute his traverse
15 John Love, Richard Love, William Hilde and John Grove seek the hearing of charges against them. When they are read, they plead not guilty. A day is appointed [in margin] Each bound in £10 to prosecute his traverse
16 Francis Segars, and Francis Fotherby of Lynsted, clerk, and Sara Plumer of the same, spinster, come, and the Jury impanelled to give a verdict on the matter, that is Isaac Goddard, Robert Sharsted, Henry Pannell, James Tong, Thomas Reader the younger, Edward Dabbs, Henry Jenkyns, James Gibston, Edward Downe, Richard Baker, Hugh Fugar and John Stooke, say upon their oath that Francis Fotherby and Sara Plumer are guilty of the trespass and contempt set out in the indictment. The court allows that they shall be fined, and assesses the fines at 3s. 4d. each

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14 John Chatfeild of Lewisham, victualler, on 14 March [1629/30] at Lewisham sold less than a full quart of beer and ale for a penny, and on the Sabbath and on divers other days he kept unlawful games and disorders in his house, and allowed nine or ten men on that day, being the Sabbath, to be drinking in his house at the time of divine service after noon, as Michael Whible Wheate, an official called sidesman, can testify. And on 15 August [1630], being the Sabbath, afternoon, at the time of divine service, he allowed divers persons to be drinking in his house, as James Symons, churchwarden, and William Ansell, Sidesman, can testify. By the same
15 Stephen Smyth and John Smyth, both of Dover, waggoners, on 1 August, 6 Charles [I, 1630], and on many other days, damaged and continue to damage the King's highways in Chatham, Strood, Frindsbury, Higham, Shorne and Northfleet, by carrying more than ordinary loads in their waggons, that is "twoe tuns weight & more & drawing the same waggons with more then fyve horses."
16 George Loane of Sevenoaks, Esq., and [blank] his wife, Elizabeth Stealy and John Butterfeild, his servants, Richard Stookwood of Sevenoaks and Mary, his wife, Joyce Richards of the same, widow, and Grace Richards of the same, being over 16 years of age, have not repaired to the parish church of Sevenoaks, etc. for three months and more. By John Porter, constable of the Hundred of Codsheath
17 Inquisition taken at Sevenoaks on 29 April, 6 Charles [I, 1630] by the oaths of Robert Hills, Joseph Nashe, John Withers, Thomas Dennys, Nicholas Miller, George Baker, William Porter, Henry Fuller, Edward Swayeland, John Pigott, Edward Everest, William Barre, William Smyth, William Floate and Moses Masters, before John Rivers, baronet, Edward Gilborne, knight, and Thomas Sellyard, Esq., Justices of the Peace; the Jurors say upon their oath that John Hand of Chevening, clothier, Richard Harris and Thomas Snode of Sevenoaks, weavers, and John Rogers of Otford, husbandman, in Watlike equipment on 4 April [1630] at Chevening between the hours of nine and twelve afternoon riotously came near the house of Edmund Thomas in Chevening and assaulted Thomas Baker of Sevenoaks, mercer
18 George Codd of Trottiscliffe, husbandman, on 25 November, 5 Charles [I, 1629] at Trottiscliffe assaulted Thomas Godden, then and now a constable of the county. Thomas Godden sworn of the grand inquisition Giles Allison sworn
19 Whereas the inhabitants of the hundred of Chatham have been accustomed to keep watch and ward at night from time out of mind, Thomas Cooke, John Harrison, Stevan Light, William Wayman, James Cooke and John Steward have refused to keep such watch within the said Hundred. By Hugh Fletcher, constable of the Half-Hundred of Chatham
20 Marmaduke Vincent of the Half-hundred of Chatham, baker, has broken the assize of bread. By the same
21 A bridge called Sladesbridge in the borough of Stockbury is in great decay, and [blank] are bound to repair it. By the constable of Twyford
22 Benianyn Wibarne of Brenchley, Esq., John [blank] and Joan King, his servants, William Scott of the same, Esq., and his wife, being over sixteen years of age, have not repaired to their parish church of Brenchley for six months.
By William Gouldsmith, constable of the Hundred of Brenchley.
23 Henry Roper of Farningham for a similar offence
24 John Phiffian of [blank] and Rachell, his wife, and John, his son, and Hellen, his daughter, for a similar offence
25 Thomas Gittings of Brenchley, yeoman, on 20 August, 6 Charles [I, 1630] dug out forty loads of "iron myne" in the King's highway in Horsmonden leading from Pullyns Hill to Lamberhurst. Rouland Lampern sworn
26 Richard Deeperose of Horsmonden, husbandman, on 20 September, 6 Charles [I, 1630] at Horsmonden, assaulted Thomas Ongley. Thomas Ongley sworn

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27 Whereas Matthew Freman, servant of George Cooke of Rainham, yeoman, on 19 September, 6 Chalres [I, 1630] took a cow and a bullock of Isaac Widdower of Rainham, husbandman, which were doing damage on the land of George Cooke at Raynham, and sought to impound them according to the law and custom of England, but Isaac Widdower and Martha, his wife, on the same 19 September, at Raynham, assaulted Matthew Freman and did thrust an halbert at him, and rescued the cow and bullock from his custody so that they could not be impounded. George Cooke sworn
28 William Alvered, curate of the town and parish of Middleton or Milton, on 10 September 6 Charles [I, 1630] and at other times before and after, at Middleton, was a common and daily frequenter and haunter of inns and alehouses. Spencer Harris sworn
29 Thomas Milner of Middleton or Milton, on 1 September, 6 Charles [I, 1630], at Middleton, sold less than a full quart of his best beer for a penny. John Turner sworn
30 A public bridge in East Peckham, commonly called Slades Bridges has been in bad repair for some years, but it is not known who ought to repair it
31 A bridge at Yalding Lease [now Lees] "prope oppidam" similarly in decay, and it is not known who ought to repair it
32 A footbridge at Wallgreene between the parish church of Hunton and Rugmore Hill [in Yalding] similarly in decay, and it is not known who ought to repair it
33 A public bridge called Teason Bridge similarly in decay, and it is not known who ought to repair it. By "C. quest" (Hundred inquisition?) of Twyford
34 A footpath in Maidstone, leading from Maidstone to Farleigh, is in bad repair. It adjoins the land of Richard Beale of London, gentleman and of Robert Scoles of Maidstone, gentleman, and is twenty rods long. The inhabitants of Maidstone ought to repair it. Robert Scoales sworn
35 The royal highway from Maidstone to Farleigh, 100 rods long, is in bad repair and so muddy that it cannot be used without danger, and the inhabitants of Maidstone ought to repair it. By the same
36 The common highway in Grain in the Isle of Grain, leading from the town of Grain to Grain Bridge, thence to Stoke, and thence to the city of Rochester, is in bad repair, and the inhabitants of Grain ought to repair it
37 A common bridge called Grain Bridge in Grain in the Isle of Grain, on the common highway from Grain to Stoke and thence to the city of Rochester is in bad repair, and the inhabitants of Grain ought to repair it
38 Thomas Polley of Shoreham, knight, has stopped up the King's highway in Shoreham, leading from Shoreham to a place in Rumney streete called the Whitehill. By "C. quest" [hundred inquisition?] of Tonbridge. [in margin] Cer. r. oct. mich. [...respited (?) to the octave of Michaelmas]
39 William Bloome of Sevenoaks was appointed by the Surveyors of the Highways at Sevenoaks to work on the roads with his carts, but, on [blank] 6 Charles [I], he did not send any carts to work on the roads for one day between Easter and St. John the Baptist last [between 28 March and 24 June 1630]. By the same
40 Richard Bostocke of Sevenoaks for a similar offence on four days. By the same
41 Richard Thornton of Sevenoaks for a similar offence on three days. By the same
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[D] General Session of the Peace at Canterbury Castle on 11 January, 6 Charles [I], 1630 [/1]
Grand inquisition for the body of the county:
Edward Rouse, gentleman
Edward Baker
Isaac Spayne
William Place
John Everden
Thomas Terry
Robert Evens
James Denewe
Beniamin Cobb
John Barber
Edward Gibbs, gentleman
Richard Pettit
William Beare
Leonard Austen
Nicholas Rigden
William Chevington
Norton Jarman
George Ashenden
William Gilbert
George Essex
Nicholas Terry
Robert Lewknor, Knight, Sheriff
Being sworn they present:
1 John Martin of Ruckinge, labourer, and Robert Phillips of the same, labourer, on 19 November 6 Charles [I, 1630], at Ruckinge stole one ewe sheep, worth 8s. from Thomas Haffenden. Thomas Haffenden and John Smyth sworn. [in margin] Martin pleads not guilty. Found guilty. Asks for a book and reads. To be branded on the left hand
2 Richard Hawkyns of Selling, gentleman, and [blank] Hawkyns of Selling, spinster, wife of the said Richard Hawkyns [sic.], on 1 August, 6 Charles [I, 1630], being each over 16 years of age, did not repair to the parish church of Selling, then or for five months after. Edward Watson, sworn
3 Richard Dansey of Adsham, gentleman, on 1 December, 6 Charles [I, 1630] at Adsham, was and continues to be a common disturber of the peace and cause of dissension; and on the same day he appeared and pleaded not guilty to the indictment, and a day is appointed, [in margin] In his own surety of £20 to prosecute his traverse
4 [Blank] Curpoole of Lyminge, husbandman, and Thomas Ladd of Elham, victualler, on 1 September, 6 Charles [I, 1630] about the eleventh hour of the night, broke and entered the close of William Brockman, Esq., called le Downes at Newington, and took twenty rabbits with nets, dogs and ferrets. William Brockman, Esq., sworn
5 Thomas Waters of Bethersden, tailor, on 1 August, 6 Charles [I, 1630] at Bethersden, stole twenty pounds weight of feathers, one sheet and three wooden platters, from Joice Vincent, widow. Joice Vincent sworn
6 Thomas Waters, late of Bethersden, tailor, on 1 August, 6 Charles [I, 1630], at Bethersden, assaulted Joice Vincent of Bethersden, widow. Joice Vincent sworn
7 William Pollard of Smeeth, yeoman, on 1 December, 6 Charles [I, 1630] at Smeeth, assaulted Peter Squier, and beat him on the back with a stick. Peter Squier [sworn]. And afterwards on the same day William Pollard comes and pleads not guilty to the indictment, and a day is appointed. [in margin] In his own surety of £10, and Reginald Short of Ash and William Pollard of Winsborowe each in £5 for him to prosecute his traverse
8 Thomas Jenkyn, late of Lyminge, husbandman, and [blank] Curpoole of the same, labourer, on 6 August, 6 Charles [I, 1630] about the eleventh hour of night broke and entered the close of William Brockman, Esq., called le Downes, at Newington by Hythe, and took twenty rabbits with nets, dogs and ferrets. William Brockman, Esq., sworn
9 Thomas Hewett, late of Newington, labourer, and Matthew Hudson of Lyminge, labourer, on 16 October, 6 Charles [I, 1630] about the eleventh hour of night, broke and entered the close of William Brockman, Esq., called le Parke, at Newington, and took twenty rabbits with nets, dogs and ferrets. William Brockman sworn

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10 Thomas Hewett, late of Newington, labourer and Matthew Hudson of Lyminge, labourer, on 19 November, 6 Charles [I, 1630] about the eleventh hour of night, broke and entered the close of William Brockman, Esq., called le Parke at Newington, and took twenty rabbits with nets, dogs and ferrets. William Brockman, Esq., sworn
11 Thomas Hewett, late of Newington, labourer, on 20 September, 6 Charles [I, 1630], at Newington, broke and entered the close of William Brockman, Esq., called le Downe, and took twenty rabbits. William Brockman, Esq., sworn
12 [blank] Curpoole, late of Lyminge, husbandman, and Matthew Hudson of Lyminge, labourer, on 1 August, 6 Charles [I, 1630] about the eleventh hour of night, broke and entered the close of William Brockman, Esq. called le Downes, at Newington by Hythe, and took twenty rabbits. William Brockman, Esq., sworn
13 Elizabeth Langley of Westgate, widow, William Totnall of Westgate, miller, and Ellis Maxted of Westgate, miller, on 1 November, 6 Charles [I, 1630], at Westgate, took three pecks from three bushels of wheat, wanting one quart, the property of Henry Bradshawe, which had been taken to her mill to be ground. Humfrey Bradshawe and Ann Bradshawe, sworn
14 John Williams of Borden, petty chapman, on 1 December, 6 Charles [I, 1630], and for a month until now, at Sittingbourne, "hath Willfully upholden" and maintained a cottage for habitation and has not assigned four acres of land to be occupied with it; which cottage was formerly part of another house, and was turned into a cottage after the passing of the statute. Thomas Catlet sworn
15 Selvister Ansell of the borough of Hoath in the Hundred of Blengate, on 20 September, 3 Charles [I, 1627] at the borough of Hoath, erected a cottage for habitation, and did not assign four acres of land to be occupied with it, and has since maintained it. William Baker and John Southoure sworn
16 Henry Bagnall of St. Dunstan's, victualler, and [blank], his wife, on 8 October, 6 Charles [I, 1630] at St. Dunstan's, assaulted Robert Evans and James Denowe, constables of the Hundred of Westgate in the execution of their duty
17 Henry Bagnall of St. Dunstan's, victualler, and [blank], his wife, on 8 October, 6 Charles [I, 1630] and on many other days, before and after, at St. Dunstan's, kept a common tippling house without licence. And on the same day, and before and after, they kept unlawful games, that is cards, dice and tables, and disorders
18 Edward Bevyn of Ashford, being over sixteen years of age, from 1 December, 5 Charles [I, 1629] to 11 January, 6 Charles [I, 1630/1], did not repair to the parish church of Ashford, etc.
19 Clement Woodland of Brabourne, husbandman, on [blank], being the Sabbath, at the time of divine service, was found in an unlicensed tippling house in Ashford
20 Nicholas Parris of Ashford, victualler, on 1 September, 6 Charles [I, 1630] at Ashford, and at other times before and after, kept a common tippling house without licence

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21 Francis Segars comes together with John Love, Richard Love, William Hilde and John Grove, and the jury impannelled, that is Edward Andrewes of Longport gentleman, John Lushenden of Barham, Edward Maxted of Westbere, William Joy of Wickham, Laurence Hills of Longport, George Terry of St. Dunstan's, Roger Knight of the same, Edward Taylor of Adsham, Mathew Stredwicke of Longport, John Bridges of Harbledowne, John Bridges of the same, the younger, and John Streater. They say upon their oath that John Love, Richard Love, William Hilde and John Grove are guilty of the trespass, contempt and riot set out in the indictment. The court allows they shall be fined and assesses the fines at 40s. each
22 Francis Segars comes together with Stephen Hicks of Ashford, shoemaker, and the jury impannelled, that is Reginald Short, Symon Stonehouse, Thomas Yong, Ralph Scott, John Pester, George Austen, Andrew Whitfeild, James Hornesey, Abraham Chester, Richard Burton, Stephen Crambrooke and Robert Evans. They say upon their oath that Stephen Hicks is not guilty of the trespass and contempt set out in the indictment. The court allows that he be acquitted and discharged.
23 Elias Browning of Womenswold, labourer, comes and seeks a hearing of the indictment against him. He pleads not guilty. A day is appointed. [in margin] In his own surety of £10, and William Pollard of Willesborough in £5 for him to prosecute his traverse
24 William Dodd of Chislet, yeoman, comes and seeks a hearing of the indictment against him. He pleads not guilty. A day is appointed. [in margin] In his own surety of £10 to prosecute his traverse
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[E] General Session of the Peace at Maidstone on 19 April, 7 Charles [I], 1631
Jurors for the body of the County:
Thomas Lofty
Roger Harsnett
Robert Webb
Mathew Weston
John Miller
Edward Englishe
William Clements
John Bishopp
Stephen Pattenden
Nicholas Hunt
John Osborne
George Elphicke
John Eason
Richard Goodhue
Robert Bartlett
John Mercer
John Barlyng
Richard Mackney
Thomas Lucas
Robert Lewknor, Knight, Sheriff
Jurors for the Hundred of Hoo and others:
Richard Keene
Robert Cosins
Andrew Blake
John Clarke
John Penistone
William Armestronge
James Taylor
Nicholas Taylor
John Turke
John Atwood
John Casiar
Moses Tomlyn
Jurors for the Hundred of Codsheath and others:
William Townsend
John Baker
William Porter
William Bastocke
Richard Beecher
Andrew Stanford
Thomas Deane
Richard Waterer
Thomas Beckett
Henry Rigden
Samuel Riche
William Gouldsmyth
Thomas Keene
Robert Haynes
William Dennys
Richard Stanford
Walter Hodge
John Streater
Richard Besbeech
Being sworn, they present:
1 Ralph Whitfeild, Esq., a justice of the peace, informs the court that Symon Brissenden late of Biddenden, yeoman, has allowed his trees growing on his land next to the King's highway in Biddenden, leading from "the Turners house at Fostengreene" to Tenterden to hang over the highway
2 Abraham Tinley of Hunton, butcher, Richard Lowdwell of Teason [Teston?], victualler, Henry Usmer of the same, victualler, Soloman Newman of the same, victualler, Thomas Hart of Shipbourne, victualler, Thomas Streatfeild of Ightham, victualler, Alexander Ellett of Milale [Millhall in Aylesford?], victualler, Atwell Wood of Snodland, victualler, John Selby of Hunton, butcher, Thomas Hollyman of the same, butcher, John Collyns of Stockbury, butcher, and David Walmesley of Shipbourne, butcher, being summoned to appear at West Malling on 23 February, 6 Charles [I, 1630/1], before John Sidley, knight and baronet, Thomas Stile, baronet, Edward Duke, knight, and John Howell, knight, justices of the peace, to find security for their observance of Lent according to the proclamation, refused to obey the justices or find security. Francis Segars, Clerk of the Peace
3 John Jeffry of Cranbrook, butcher, being summoned to appear at Cranbrook on 19 March, 6 Charles [I, 1630/1] before Walter Roberts, knight and baronet and William Boys, Esq., justices of the peace, to find security etc. [as above]. By the same
4 Thomas Giles of Sevenoaks, victualler, George Dennis of the same, victualler, Edward Whitlocke of Westerham, victualler, Thomas Hamond of Sevenoaks, victualler, [blank] Wall, widow, of the same, victualler, William Cacott of Sundridge, victualler, Dorothea Smyth of Chevening, victualler, John Barkworth of the same, innholder, John Beale of the same, victualler, Arthur Francis of Sevenoaks, butcher, John Hills of the same, butcher, Robert Olyver of the same, butcher, Sidney Francis of the same butcher, Thomas Christian of the same, butcher, and John Everest of Cowden, butcher, being summoned to appear at Westerham, on 14 March, 6 Charles [I, 1630/1], before John Rivers, baronet, Edward Gilborne, knight, and Thomas Sellyard, Esq., justices of the peace, to find security etc. [as above]. By the same
5 George Hasting of Stockbury, butcher, Thomas Baker of Bearsted, butcher,.....Weldish of Boughton Monchelsea, butcher, and Thomas Potter of Ulcombe, butcher, being summoned to appear at Bearsted on 21 March, 6 Charles [I, 1630/1] before Humfrey......... Tufton, knight, Henry Grimstone, knight, James Francklyn and John Culpeper, Esq., justices of the peace, to find security etc. [as above]. By [the same]

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6 Thomas Grante, late of Raynham, labourer, a man of ill fame and disposition, [refusing to gain] his living by honest labour, gained possession by illicit means of the goods and chattels of honest men, and, being affected by drink, on 20 March, 6 Charles [I 1630/1], at the city of Rochester approached William Kirby of Rochester, labourer, and in the name of a certain........ asked William Kirby to deliver to him a cloak, a doublet and a pair of breeches, asserting that the cloak, doublet and breeches were [his property] by this mark, that he, Thomas Graunte had delivered them to the servant of a certain baker in the city [of Rochester]....... to be left to the said William Kirby for the said Thomas Graunt, and that he, Thomas Grant had paid the servant...... The Jurors say further upon their oath that William Kirby... Thomas Grante....... at Rochester in the said..... the cloak, doublet and breeches..... When in fact Thomas Graunt did not deliver them to the servant of the baker, nor pay him 2d. in consideration, and the said Thomas..... at Rochester obtained the cloak, doublet and breeches by deceit..... William Kirby [sworn]
7 Walter Weekes of Penshurst, yeoman, on 1 September, 6 Charles [I, 1630], at Penshurst, erected a cottage for habitation, and did not assign four acres of land to be occupied with it, and has since maintained it
8 George Loane of Sevenoaks, Esq., and his wife, and John Baterfeild, his servant, for three sabbaths have not repaired to the parish church of Sevenoaks, etc.
9 [No presentment is entered beyond the word "Item". The remainder of the membrane is blank]

MISCELLANEOUS  Q/SZ  [n.d.]

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Attendance registers  Q/SZ/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
East and West Kent sessions, listing the justices of the peace in attendance.

First court  Q/SZ/1/1  1931-1938

1 vol.

Second court  Q/SZ/1/2  1935-1949

1 vol.

First court  Q/SZ/1/3  1938-1945

1 vol.

First court  Q/SZ/1/4  1945-1949

1 vol.

First court  Q/SZ/1/5  1949-1953

1 vol.

[? Second court]  Q/SZ/1/6  1949-1954

1 vol.

Attendance registers: First Court  Q/SZ/2  [n.d.]

East and West Kent sessions  Q/SZ/2/1  1952-1955

1 vol.

East and West Kent sessions  Q/SZ/2/2  1955-1962

1 vol.

East and West Kent sessions  Q/SZ/2/3  1962-1967

1 vol.

Attendance registers: Second Court  Q/SZ/3  [n.d.]

East and West Kent sessions  Q/SZ/3/1  1954-1963

1 vol.

East and West Kent sessions  Q/SZ/3/2  1963-1970

1 vol.

East and West Kent sessions  Q/SZ/3/3  1970-1972

1 vol.

Attendance registers: Third Court  Q/SZ/4  [n.d.]

East and West Kent sessions  Q/SZ/4/1  1961-1971

1 vol.

Attendance registers: Fourth Court  Q/SZ/5  [n.d.]

East and West Kent sessions  Q/SZ/5/1  1964-1970

1 vol.

Attendance registers: unidentified  Q/SZ/6  [n.d.]

East and West Kent sessions; court name not given  Q/SZ/6/1  1954-1971

1 vol.

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